Public Health officials in the U.S have provided worrying statistics about the new coronavirus. Those under 50 and unvaccinated are 25 times more likely to need hospitalization in case of SARS-CoV-2 infection than those fully vaccinated. In the U.S, the approved vaccines are Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The three have proven highly effective in preventing serve cases, hospitalization and death. Although the vaccine is not 100% effective in preventing infection, there have been almost no deaths in fully vaccinated young people with no comorbidities.
Many U.S states officials are trying to speed up the vaccination process
According to the newest reports from Los Angeles County, more than 73% of county residents over 12 years old have been administered at least one shot of the available Covid-19 vaccines. Statistics also show that there are around 3 million L.A county residents over 12 years old who are unvaccinated. Yesterday, L. A County reported ten death due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas, tested positive for the virus last week, and he announced that he tested negative four days after the initial diagnosis. The Governor isolated himself at the Governor Mansion, and his wife tested negative. At the same time, Texas officials have been asking for five additional mortuary trucks, and nurses from other states have been brought to help the overwhelmed hospital system.
Covid-19 cases in Florida are surging
Health providers in Florida are overwhelmed as hospitals are crammed with patients infected with the new coronavirus. The most recent statistics mentioned that over 17,000 residents in South Florida are hospitalized, and 53% of them are in the ICU needing special care. Just like Texas, Florida opened monoclonal antibodies sited across the state to help avoid hospitalizations.
The FDA has approved booster shots for immunocompromised people in an attempt to avoid hospitalizations. The most recent data from Israel shows that booster jobs are highly effective in lowering the risk of infection.