More than 20 states have already fully vaccinated more than half of their people. The states with the greatest immunization rates had the fewest instances of Covid-19.
Statistics from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have completely vaccinated at least two-thirds of their populations.
According to CDC statistics, those three states also had the lowest new Covid-19 infections per capita in the previous week. In other parts of the country, however, hospitals are overflowing with unvaccinated Covid-19 patients.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Friday they have the lowest ICU availability rate that they have seen since the start of this pandemic. He acknowledged there are still people unvaccinated with Covid and simply other kinds of trauma that go up seasonally this time of year.
Polis states that some hospitals are “getting very near to their capacity limitations,” he added. And if individuals were vaccinated, it wouldn’t happen.”
Hospital President Scott Smith said Covid-19 patients occupy 27 of the 28 ICU beds at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Smith said approximately 85% of the hospital’s Covid-19 patients are not immunized.
According to pulmonologist Dr. Hudman Hoo, medical director of St. Anthony’s ICU unit, some hospitalized patients request the Covid-19 vaccination too late.
Hoo said they had people who come in and ask, “Can I have a vaccination right now?” But they don’t realize that it’s intended to be preventive,” Hoo said.
According to statistics released by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday, Covid-19 patients filled more than 43% of Florida’s ICU beds. Covid-19 patients occupied approximately 31% of ICU beds throughout the country.
Vaccines Remain Effective Vs. COVID-19-Related Hospitalizations
According to the agency, the Moderna vaccination was 95 percent successful against hospitalization in people of all ages. In comparison, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was 80 percent effective and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 60 percent effective.
However, CDC said that vaccination efficacy against hospitalization was 76 percent in people 75 and older, compared to 89 percent in those under 75.
“Fully vaccinated” still implies at least two weeks have elapsed since the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines’ second dosage, or at least two weeks have passed after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The definition of completely immunized may alter as federal health authorities explore a booster shot for most Americans, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.
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