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Last Months Maryland Deaths were all of Unvaccinated People

Covid-19 killed 130 people in Maryland last month. According to the Governor Larry Hogan, none of them had been vaccinated. Furthermore, according to Hogan, unvaccinated people accounted for 95 percent of new Covid-19 cases in the state and 93 percent of recent Covid-19 hospitalizations. According to medical specialists, the link between vaccination status and Covid-19 is not unique to Maryland and is not restricted to the last month.

Maryland findings, according to Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, are a trend that will be seen across the country. He said, “No question that almost all of the deaths and hospitalizations will be in unvaccinated individuals, and therefore we should expect most of severe illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths will occur predominantly in areas of low vaccination and high Delta, such as in the South and Mountain West.”

So far, it’s corroborating what we saw in Phase 3 clinical trials: that all of the vaccines approved for emergency use provide additional protection against hospitalizations and deaths, which has now been proven in real-world situations over the last year. Moreover, it’s a gentle reminder that there’s no reason not to be vaccinated. Dr. Paul Sax, an infectious disease specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, cited the Maryland data as proof of the Covid-19 vaccinations’ continued efficacy.

During a White House briefing last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offered comparable figures. Unvaccinated people accounted for more than 99 percent of Covid-19 deaths in the United States in June. Furthermore, early data suggests that nearly all Covid-19 deaths in several states over the last six months have been among unvaccinated people, according to Walensky, who spoke at a White House briefing last week.

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