Statistics show the risks of not vaccinating against COVID-19
Senior health officials also warn about it COVID-19 It has become an “epidemic of the unvaccinated,” recent figures from states and cities across the US reveal how the virus is affecting people who are not fully vaccinated.
A stark example: During June, everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland was not immune, according to the Governor’s Office Spokesperson. 130 people died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The state said new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations were also mostly among unvaccinated people, at 95% and 93%, respectively.
Other states have reported similar results while urging people to vaccinate as the more transmissible delta variant COVID-19 cases raised.
In Louisiana, 97% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths since February have been unvaccinated, Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday said. Between February and July, unvaccinated people in Louisiana were 20 times more likely to contract COVID-19, according to the State Ministry of Health.
These numbers were reported as state health officials warned that Louisiana is now experiencing a “fourth wave” of the virus; As of Friday, the average daily number of cases statewide per 100,000 residents is up 177% over the past 14 days. Health officials said the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations also doubled during that time.
Since the Delta variant is now the most common strain in Louisiana, about 46% of adults in the state are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
“We only have two options, either we get vaccinated and end the epidemic or we accept death, a lot of it, and this surge, and maybe another kind,” infectious disease specialist Dr. Neil said during a government news conference on COVID-19 Friday.
In Alabama, more than 96% of COVID-19 deaths since April 1 have been in unvaccinated people The state health ministry said On July 13, about 509 deaths out of a total of 529. More than 42% of adults in the state are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
In Los Angeles County, nearly every COVID-19 case, hospitalization, and death is in unvaccinated people The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported On July 12, of the 1,059 new cases reported that day, nearly 87% were in people under 50.
Because of a “rapid rise” in COVID-19 cases in the county, from 210 reported on June 15 to 1,537 two months later — local officials reauthorized mandatory indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status, over the weekend. More than 60% of the county’s population aged 16 and over Fully vaccinated.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chukchi said the vaccines are “amazingly effective”. Participation More than 98% of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 in the city between January 1 and June 15 were in people who had not been fully vaccinated. This included 8,069 deaths of people who had not been fully vaccinated. More than 64% of adults in New York City are Fully vaccinated.
The national picture is blurred, as of mid-June, former White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavet He said in an interview with the Washington Post That “98, 99 percent of people who are hospitalized and die of COVID have not been vaccinated.”
Such as slash subordinate country With low vaccination rates seeing outbreaks of COVID-19, “there is a clear message coming,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walinsky said during a news conference Friday. “This has become an epidemic of unvaccinated people.”
“Communities that are fully vaccinated are generally doing well,” she added.
More than 56% of those 12 years of age or older in the United States have been fully vaccinated, According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clinical trials have shown that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness and death. Breakthroughs – when a fully vaccinated person develops COVID-19 – are rare after full vaccination; a CDC’s latest report found that it may occur in only 0.01% of all fully vaccinated people.
“The message, loud and clear, that we need to repeat is that these vaccines continue [provide] Strong protections against SARS-CoV-2, including the delta variant, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, during a White House briefing on Friday, described the delta variant as “enormous.” Your family and community to get vaccinated.”