Officials are generally very straightforward when it comes to the vaccines for COVID. They believe that unless more and more people get them, the coronavirus will keep spreading across the world like wildfire.
Wsaz.com writes about a new study of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that brings some evidence of the coronavirus spread even in groups of people where the most are vaccinated.
COVID outbreak occurs at federal prison despite that 80% of the inmates were vaccinated
The recent outbreak of the virus from a federal prison infected 172 inmates from two prison housing units. Despite the fact that 80% of the units’ inmates were vaccinated, 70% of those who were fully vaccinated got the coronavirus. Over 90% of those inmates who weren’t vaccinated got infected as well.
As for severe illness due to COVID, it was a lot more common among those who weren’t vaccinated: the hospitalization rate was roughly ten times higher for these folks compared to those who were vaccinated.
Unfortunately, we don’t have info about the location of the prison. It was probably kept secret due to privacy reasons.
According to Our World in Data, 43.7% of the planet’s population has got at least one of the vaccine doses against COVID. Also, 6 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, while 28.48 million are currently administered every day.
As for the low-income countries, they’re doing very bad when it comes to COVID vaccinations, as the same source reveals: only 2% of those living in these areas have been vaccinated for the coronavirus with at least one of the doses.
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