The country’s largest expert in infectious diseases said that Americans who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are several times more likely to be hospitalized or die.
During a press briefing from the White House COVID -19 Response Team last Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci data on virus results by vaccination status from Public Health – Seattle & King County in Washington state.
The data found that individuals who had not started or completed their vaccine series were eight times more likely to test positive for Covid.
These people were also 41 times more likely to be hospitalized because of the virus and 57 times more likely to die than those who were fully vaccinated.
Fauci said that because these numbers are from last month, this shows how highly transmissible the Delta variant is and how protective vaccines are against the most serious effects of Covid.
‘This is COVID -19 data over the last 30 days – mainly Delta data,’ he said.
‘COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, practical and free. They protect you, your loved ones and your community. ‘
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Dr. Anthony Fauci shared COVID-19 data during a White House press briefing COVID-19 Response Team Friday (above) from King County, Washington, comparing non-fully vaccinated people to fully vaccinated people over the past 30 years days
People who had not started or completed vaccination were 57 times more likely to die at a daily rate of 2.28 deaths per day. 100,000 compared to 0.04 deaths per 100,000 for the fully vaccinated. Diagram only shows data from 22 September
The data compared King County residents with ‘breakthrough cases’ that occur when people test positive for Covid at least 14 days after receiving their last dose, with unvaccinated people being infected with the virus.
Officials have previously stated that no vaccine provides 100 percent protection, which means there will be more breakthrough cases as more people are vaccinated.
However, studies have shown that less than one percent of people who are fully vaccinated get the virus, and even fewer have serious complications.
As of September 20, the most recent date for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data are available, 14,643 out of more than 181 million fully vaccinated people were hospitalized.
An even smaller number – 4,493 – died.
The new data compiled by King County officials shows how unusual breakthrough infections are and how protective COVID-19 vaccines are against critical illness.
Fully vaccinated residents were compared to ‘not fully vaccinated’ people – that is, the unvaccinated, people who have just started their vaccine series and those who have completed vaccination within the last 14 days.
The results showed that 11,868 non-fully vaccinated people over the last 30 days tested positive for Covid compared to 5,640 fully vaccinated residents.
The daily case rate for fully vaccinated was 10.7 new cases per. 100,000 people against 82.4 per. 100,000 among those not fully vaccinated.
This means that people who were not fully vaccinated were 7.7 times more likely to contract the virus.
The admission rate for not fully vaccinated was 41 times higher at 8.72 per. 100,000 per day compared to 0.21 per. 100,000 pr. Day for the fully vaccinated. Diagram only shows data from 22 September
Non-fully vaccinated people were eight times more likely to test positive with 82.4 cases per day. 100,000 compared to 10.7 new cases per. 100,000 for those vaccinated during the last 30 days. Diagram only shows data from 22 September
When it came to hospitalizations and deaths, the risk was even higher among not fully vaccinated individuals.
Over the past month, 543 unvaccinated residents were admitted to the hospital at a rate of 8.72 per month. 100.00 per day.
In comparison, 131 people who completed their immunization series were hospitalized at a daily rate of 0.21 per day. 100,000 a day – meaning that those fully vaccinated were 41.4 times less likely to need hospitalization.
During the same period, 90 non-fully vaccinated individuals died, as did 26 fully vaccinated individuals.
With a daily case rate of 2.28 deaths per. 100,000 for those not fully vaccinated compared to 0.04 per 100,000 for the fully vaccinated, this means that those who have not started or completed their vaccine series are 56.7 times more likely to die from Covid.
All coronavirus samples undergoing genetic sequencing are confirmed to be Delta, meaning that the variant is responsible for 100% of the cases (above)
Because these cases, hospitalizations and deaths occurred during the last month, Fauci said these are associated with Delta-sharp rise.
A report last week from the State Department of Health showed that as of September 11, all virus samples that underwent genetic sequencing were confirmed to be Delta, meaning the variant is essentially responsible for 100 percent of all infections.
The variant is at least twice as contagious as previously dominant strains, including the Alpha variant, which originates from the United Kingdom.
‘We are extremely concerned about this increase in cases, driven by the delta variant, which spread like wildfire among men, women and children,’ Washington’s Health Secretary Dr Umair Shah said last month.
‘Vaccination is the best tool we have in this pandemic, but we also recommend that individuals mask indoors and avoid large, crowded options vaccinated or not.’