Sumary of Unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19, says U.S. CDC:
- New U.S. studies released Friday show COVID-19 vaccines remained highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious delta variant swept the country.
- One study tracked over 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states from April through mid-July.
- As delta surged in early summer, those who were unvaccinated were 4.5 times more likely than the fully vaccinated to get infected, over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- “Vaccination works,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, told a White House briefing Friday.
- Walensky said Friday that well over 90 per cent of people in U.S. hospitals with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
- The CDC released two other studies Friday that signaled hints of waning protection for older adults.
- One examined COVID-19 hospitalizations in nine states over the summer and found protection for those 75 and older was 76 per cent compared to 89 per cent for all other adults.
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