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The Covid-19 Virus is Worse than last August say Experts

In the United States, more than 100,000 people have been admitted to hospitals with Covid-19, the highest number since January, as doctors struggle to manage new waves of patients. The current figure, which comes amid a summer spike in Covid-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta form, is also more than double what it was on the same day last year when immunizations were not as readily available.

The great majority of this year’s hospitalized patients, according to hospitals and academics, are unvaccinated. As a result, the current hospitalization rise is terrible, according to Dr. Paul Offit, a US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee. Since late June, when the Delta variety gained traction in the United States, the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations and cases has risen dramatically.

Offit said, “The numbers now … are actually in many ways worse than last August. Last August, we had a fully susceptible population, (and) we didn’t have a vaccine. Now, we have half the country vaccinated … but nonetheless the numbers are worse.”

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 100,317 Covid-19 patients were in US hospitals on Wednesday, which is more than six times greater than the figure from around nine weeks ago. The only other time it was above 100,000 was from late November to early January, when the country had a significant increase in cases. In addition, a recent study from Los Angeles County confirmed that fully vaccinated people are considerably less likely than unvaccinated people to be hospitalized with Covid-19.

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