As Covid-19 instances spread across the United States, health experts warn that a more significant number of fully vaccinated people are becoming hospitalized or visiting the ER. In addition, the FDA is poised to approve a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination booster shot for all 18 and older, prompting concerns about diminishing immunity to severe Covid-19 illness. In addition, we’re seeing an increase in hospitalizations among patients who have been vaccinated but not boosted. So, again, it’s a large percentage, but far from the majority.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, revealed on Wednesday that vaccination effectiveness is declining among the elderly and residents of long-term care institutions, many of whom were among the first to be vaccinated last winter. As a result, although unvaccinated people are at the greatest danger, we are witnessing a spike in emergency department visits among adults 65 and older, which are now greater than younger age groups.
According to studies, unvaccinated people are nevertheless more likely to become sick, end up in the hospital, and experience severe Covid-19 consequences. According to the CDC, the current seven-day rate of hospital admissions is around 5,300 per day, and about 1,000 individuals in the United States die from Covid-19 every day.