It’s been just reported that in Iceland, 96% of women and 90% of men who are at least 16 years old or older have received at least one dose of a Covid 19 vaccine.
The vaccination rate, which is one of the highest ones in the world, is making it a particularly interesting place to look at the incidence and severity of breakthrough infections.
It’s been also recently reported by the online publication Quartz that Covid 19 vaccines were first administered in Iceland at the end of 2020.
By mid-July, people over 16 got a Covid shot
It’s been also noted that by the middle of July, every resident who is over the age of 16 was offered a shot.
Tests are showing an alarming number of domestic Covid 19 infections are still happening with the onset of the Delta variant.
In the US, where vaccination rates are lower, by comparison, officials have described the virus’ ongoing spread like a pandemic of the unvaccinated.
Check out another graph that they shared.
The fact that there are hardly any deaths accompanying the rising cases of the novel coronavirus is a good sign.
The data shows that the unvaccinated people who are getting the virus are usually recovering without serious illness.
The same online publication concludes by saying that Iceland is providing a case study for how an effective vaccine rollout does not guarantee herd immunity, but it manages to prevent hospitalizations and deaths.
Anthony Fauci drops news about the novel virus
USA Today reported not too long ago, and as soon as the FDA issues a full approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, there will be “a flood” of vaccine mandates at businesses and schools across the nation; Dr. Anthony Fauci told the publication this week.
Stay tuned for more news.