Vaccinated? Good Shape – Unvaccinated? Not So Good
If, for some reason you have still chosen NOT to get the COVID19 Vaccination, maybe these latest facts from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) will sober you up!
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than 99.99% of those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S. have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death.
And, you ask, what is considered a breakthrough? A vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of the coronavirus in a person more than two weeks after they have completed all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Fox17 reported that as of July 26, the CDC said more than 163 million people in U.S. had been fully vaccinated against the virus. By that same day, the agency received reports from 49 states and territories that showed 6,587 patients experienced a breakthrough infection, including 6,239 people who were hospitalized and 1,263 deaths.
If you divide the number of breakthrough hospitalizations by the number of vaccinated Americans, it shows that less than .004% of those who are fully vaccinated ended up in the hospital as a result of a breakthrough case.
And if you divide the number of breakthrough deaths by the number of vaccinated Americans, it shows that less than .001% of those who are fully vaccinated ended up dying because of a breakthrough case.
The CDC says these breakthrough cases are expected because no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people.
Officials say the vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating in the country, including the delta variant.
So far, 55% of us in Kent County have had at least one dose of the vaccine, and 52% are fully vaccinated. Ottawa County's numbers are 52% and 48%.
With the infection rates rising at an alarming pace due to the Delta Variant and the amount of people who remain unvaccinated, it's beyond me what you are waiting for!
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