The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new study which stated that unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely than vaccinated people to die from Covid19. It offered more evidence of just how effective the vaccines are at severe disease prevention.
“Looking at cases over the past two months when the Delta variant was the predominant variant circulating in this country, those who were unvaccinated were about four and a half times more likely to get Covid19,”
CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy said, “over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die from the disease.”
Upon examination of Covid19 cases across 13 United States jurisdictions, the CDC found that as the Delta variant surged, the odds of fully vaccinated people getting the virus went up as well.
The latest data of the agency, three studies published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, show a high possibility for booster shots to be needed by many soon enough.
Initially, scientists predicted that there would be up to 10% of fully vaccinated people amongst the cases in late June to July. That was, of course, provided peak effectiveness was retained by the shots. The actual numbers were higher: 18% of observed cases were fully vaccinated persons, which “were consistent with a potential decline in vaccine protection against confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
During the study up until mid-July, hospitalization and death protection was high. However, new data has since come out from the CDC with proof that the oldest Americans’ severe disease protection was waning.
According to data from their “VISION Network” (cohotos hundreds of hospitals and urgent care clinics), the CDC found a “significantly lower” vaccine effectiveness versus hospitalization in adults 75 years old and above than that of younger patients in August.
There had been previous reports from the CDC about what seemed to be a drop of vaccine effectiveness in certain cohorts.