Covid-19 in the US: Most new deaths and hospitalizations are unvaccinated
As the number of people being vaccinated against Covid-19 in the US grows, the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths from the virus fall among unvaccinated people.
|A Covid-19 testing site inside a parking lot in residential Landover, Maryland in March 2020. Photo: AFP|
“Virtually all Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the United States now go to unvaccinated people,” White House Covid-19 Coordinator Jeff Zient said at the meeting. press conference just happened.
Jeff Zient said that Covid-19 cases will continue to increase, especially among unvaccinated people because the Delta fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 is already present in the US.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the Covid-19 vaccines currently in use have proven effective in preventing disease progression, hospitalizations and deaths. due to Delta variant.
Walensky added: The number of new Covid-19 infections in the past 7 days in the US has increased to 13,900 cases per day, an increase of 11% compared to the previous week.
However, recent data shows that “Covid-19 vaccines have been really effective against” the Delta variant, White House Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci said at a news conference.
“The bottom line is there’s no reason anyone 12 or older would be severely impacted by this virus,” said Jeff Zient, White House Covid-19 Coordinator.
Meanwhile, federal officials are increasingly seeing outbreaks of Covid-19 in communities with low vaccination rates.
The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the Delta variant accounts for about 80% of all new cases in the Midwest and mountain states.
“This rapid increase in disease is troubling. We know that the Delta variant has increased infectivity and it is spreading rapidly in countries with low vaccination rates,” Ms. Walensky admitted.
The above comment was made by a representative of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 task force was targeting unvaccinated people.
Millions of people in the US are still unvaccinated and “so their communities are at risk, their friends are at risk, the people they care about are at risk too,” President Biden said on July 6.
The White House “boss” said the US administration is focusing more on improving vaccination capacity in places like doctors’ offices and work facilities; at the same time ramping up door-to-door outreach efforts.
According to the World Health Organization, the Delta variant was first detected in India, and has since spread to more than 100 countries, including the US. Scientists predict, with the high infectivity of the Delta variant, it may have a long-term impact globally in the near future.
Yesterday, 7/8, cTokyo Olympics organizers announced that they will ban all spectators from the stadium to watch matches in Japan – the country has just declared a new state of emergency related to Covid-19 in Tokyo, which is also caused by the Delta variant.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 158 million people in the US are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or about 48% of the population. Just over 67% of Americans 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.