Experts say that the Delta variant of Covid is contagious because vaccine rates are not high enough to prevent the spread.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb was the commissioner for the US Food and Drug Administration under the Trump administration. He said that “for most people who have this Delta variant it’s going be the most severe virus they ever get in their lives in terms of the danger of them being in the hospital.”
According to Dr. Vivek Muthy, the US surgeon general, Delta Covid-19 is one of the most transmittable variants. Experts believe it’s accelerating the increase in unvaccinated Americans.
According to the Los Angeles County health department, there has been a 300% increase in the number of Covid-19 patients since July 4. The number of Covid-19 hospitals has more than doubled in the past month.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, 48 states now have new cases that are at least 10% more than they were the week before.
Murthy stated that this is worrying because there is often an increase in hospitalizations and cases followed by a higher number of Covid-19-related deaths. Murthy stated that 99.5% of deaths due to Covid-19 are in unvaccinated people.
Vaccination is the only way to stop this rise, Murthy said Sunday to CNN’s Dana Bash.
Murthy stated that the fight for increased vaccinations has now been handed over to local leaders. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, Missouri told Face the Nation that he hopes local leaders can convince citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
It comes down to community leaders and institutions people trust to tell you that vaccination is necessary. McClure stated that this is the only way we can emerge from all of this.
The Delta variant transports young people to the hospital
Researchers found that the Delta strain might be more popular than others coronavirus strains because it copies itself faster inside our bodies.
Researchers who examined 62 Delta variant cases found that viral loads were 1,260 times greater than the levels found in the 63 early cases in the 2020 epidemic.
A Delta-type vaccine is sending young and healthy patients to hospitals, according to doctors in many states.
“This year’s viral is different from last year’s,” Dr. Catherine O’Neal of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, stated.
It’s attacking our 40 year-olds. It is attacking our grandparents and parents. It’s also getting our children,” O’Neal stated. O’Neal stated that her Covid-19 unit has now seen more patients in their 20s since the outbreak.
McClure advised people that they use reliable sources to find out the truth about the vaccine and virus.
Murthy stated that misinformation is “a threat to our freedom”, and added that inaccurate information can hinder people’s ability to make informed decisions regarding their health as well as the health of their family members.
The virus can have severe consequences due to its disproportionately high impact on people who haven’t been vaccinated.
Murthy stated that all the misinformation floating about is having a tragic cost.
Most likely, children under 12 years old won’t be vaccinated soon
Experts agree that adults need to be vaccinated in order to safeguard children not eligible.
Covid-19 is currently only approved for children aged 12 or older. However, studies are ongoing to determine if younger children can be vaccinated.
Friday’s update was provided by Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), which outlined the timeframe for approval of Covid-19 vaccines in children under 12.
He said that scientists currently are studying de-escalating ages groups. They look at children ranging from 12- to 9-years, 9 to 6 years, 9 to 6, 9 to 2, and 2 to 2. Then, they will examine 2-year-olds up to 6-months.
The FDA will make the final call. “Thus far things are looking good,” Fauci said. Fauci stated that it is unlikely this will happen before we reach the winter and towards the end year.
Three-hour vaccine event attended by 11 participants
Alabama has the lowest vaccine rates in the US. A three-and-a half-hour clinic outside Birmingham on Sunday was unsuccessful. Only 11 people attended.
MedsPlus is the local health provider. They have been hosting clinics in churches, businesses, and community centers to build trust with leaders. According to the dashboard of Alabama Public Health Department, there has been a sharp decline in vaccines being administered within the state since March or April’s peak.
The CDC data shows that only 33.7% were fully vaccinated in Alabama as of Sunday.
Alabama has seen 529 deaths from Covid-19 since April 1. The Alabama Public Health department reported that 96% were not vaccinated.
Shuntasia Williams (15) said that she received her first vaccine dose at the event as she wanted to protect herself when school begins next month. CNN spoke to her pride in her friends for getting vaccinated. However, she also said that she had seen online rumors about her peers falling for them.
Williams stated that Williams had seen someone whose arm became so swelling, they needed to have it amputated. That is just crazy. One problem with vaccines is that they spread rumors about them. But you must go out and actually see it.
Williams stated that these accounts aren’t firsthand stories from people but misleading posts and articles which continue to be shared.
Take it from me. I am 15 years old. Get the vaccine. It is not surprising. It’s not swelling. My arm is not going to be amputated. She said that she is actually feeling good.
Publiated Mon, 19 July 2021 at 06:03:00 +0000