August 18, 2021

Unvaccinated Americans are becoming more vulnerable to the Delta variety

The fast spread of the highly transmissible Delta form has fuelled an increase in Covid-19 infections, fatalities, and hospitalizations among the unvaccinated throughout the United States.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 91 million individuals reside in a county with high Covid-19 transmission (CDC).

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 48 states have a seven-day average of new cases that is at least 10% more than the week before.

As Delta expands throughout the United States, Covid-19 instances, hospitalizations, and fatalities have all increased by double digits in recent weeks.

According to the White House, approximately 40% of new Covid-19 cases have come from Florida, Texas, and Missouri.

Florida leads the nation in new coronavirus infections, with a record number of Covid-19 cases reported by state hospitals.

Low vaccination rates and the rapid Delta variant transmission are being blamed by health authorities for the recent increases in Covid-19 infections.

Officials from Los Angeles County stated that approximately 98 percent of patients admitted to hospitals in the past six months were unvaccinated and that Delta is a “game-changer” since instances are now rising among the vaccinated.

According to the public health agency, the county recorded a 20-fold rise in new cases over the previous month on July 21.

According to CDC statistics, around 48.8% of the US population is completely vaccinated against Covid-19, and 56.4 percent has gotten at least one dose as of Thursday.

Slow immunizations throughout the United States have sparked discussion about whether or not masks and vaccines should be required.

With the extremely infectious Delta strain spreading, especially among unvaccinated Americans, experts say it may be time to put masks back on for most of the nation.

Last weekend, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors restored a mask requirement, mandating masking inside regardless of vaccination status. Other regions may have to follow, according to US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

“It’s very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures like the mask rules you see coming out in LA, and I anticipate that will happen in other parts of the country,” Murthy told ABC. “In areas where there are low numbers of vaccinated people, or where cases are rising, it’s very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures like the mask rules you see coming out in LA, and I anticipate that will happen in other parts of the country.”

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