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CDC – Covid-19 ‘is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated’

Covid-19 hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. are rising again, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, sounding the alarm.

The vaccines currently available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19, and are important tools to stop the pandemic. Image - courtesy of the CDC./ Public domain
The vaccines currently available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19, and are important tools to stop the pandemic. Image - courtesy of the CDC./ Public domain

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. are rising again, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, sounding the alarm over what she described as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

During a White House Covid-19 briefing on Friday, CDC Director,  Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country that have low vaccination coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk.”

Dr. Walensky also added that “communities that are fully vaccinated are generally faring well.”

According to the latest CDC data on the coronavirus in the U.S. – the most recent seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases was roughly 26,300 – a 70 percent jump from the previous seven-day average.

New hospital admissions went up 36 percent to about 2,790 per day. Daily deaths edged up 26 percent to 211 per day. These are all sobering statistics, Walensky added.

“The good news is that if you are fully vaccinated, you are protected against COVID hospitalization and death and are even protected against the known variants, including the Delta variant circulating in this country,” she said, per AOL.com. “If you are not vaccinated, you remain at risk.”

Sadly, according to Dr. Walensky, the country is going to continue to see preventable cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among the unvaccinated. Walensky also warned that the highly contagious delta variant will continue to spread in counties and states with low vaccination rates.

“If you are not vaccinated,” she added, “you remain at risk.”

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Karen Graham is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for environmental news. Karen's view of what is happening in our world is colored by her love of history and how the past influences events taking place today. Her belief in man's part in the care of the planet and our environment has led her to focus on the need for action in dealing with climate change. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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