Despite the widespread availability of the Covid-1 vaccine, the number of Covid-1 deaths in the United States has now surpassed 100,000,000, which one expert called a “tragic and completely preventable phase.”
Data Johns Hopkins University found that the U.S. trailed 700,000 deaths on Friday; Before that it was America Reached 600,000 deaths in June. According to Johns Hopkins, there have been a total of 43.6m confirmed cases of Kovid-19 in the country since the onset of the epidemic.
In the past few months, the vast majority of people who have died from covid have been vaccinated. A Practice The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published last month, found that after the Delta type became the most common type in the United States in the summer, non-vaccinated Americans were 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and die from the virus. Vaccinated Americans.
Recent deaths are mainly in the southern states that have lower vaccine rates, including Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Nationally, 65% of people 12 years of age and older who are eligible to be vaccinated are fully vaccinated CDC.
Due to the small population being fully vaccinated, when vaccines are not available, covidar mortality is significantly reduced compared to deaths during previous growths of the virus. 100,000 people after an increase in cases seen last winter Died During the 34-day period between January and February. By comparison, it took the U.S. a period of three months for another 100,000 deaths this summer.
Public health experts attribute the slow death rate to the effectiveness of the vaccine but say that this phase could have been completely avoided with a higher rate of vaccination.
“Reaching 700,000 deaths is a tragic and completely avoidable stage. We had the knowledge and tools to prevent this from happening, and unfortunately we got here because of politics, lack of urgency, and distrust of science, “said John Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. ABC News.
Experts hope that hospital admissions and deaths will decrease as the delta type is increasing in cases and vaccine orders are beginning to be enforced.
Without the winter wave, which experts say is still possible, Statistical modeling It has been shown that Covid-19 cases are likely to continue to decline in 2022, providing some relief to hospital systems across the country that have been overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases.
A hospital in the rural state of Washington is still experiencing an increase in the number of patients, with 15 of its 20 intensive care units occupied by bed covid patients. The hospital had to delay more than two dozen heart surgeries due to lack of ICU beds.
Jackie White, director of the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington, told the Seattle Times: “We’ve got backups like 30 cases. “I don’t have beds. I will have a clean bed in the ICU.”
In an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible, vaccine orders are being implemented across the country, with some succeeding.
Major health systems in California, where healthcare workers need to be vaccinated, have reported an increase in vaccination rates among staff members. New York, which has a similar mandate, has seen similar results with thousands of health workers Vaccination Before the state vaccination deadline.
United Airlines had said it would lay off about 600 of its nearly 67,000 employees who refused to be vaccinated. On Thursday, the company said about 250 of those employees finally decided to get vaccinated.
“Our vaccine policy is proving to be a work in progress – in less than 48 hours, the number of non-vaccinated employees starting the process of separation from the company has almost halved, from 592 to 320.” Legislation.
Merck’s drugmaker added to the optimism that the country’s grip on the virus is declining Announcement Research on Friday found that his Kovid-19 treatment pill halved hospitalization and viral deaths by half. The company said it was seeking emergency use permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the delivery of the pill.