新冠肺炎: 99% of hospital admissions were among those not fully vaccinated

While COVID-19 案件 continue to spike across the US, the overwhelming majority of deaths and hospitalizations from the virus continue to overwhelmingly be among unvaccinated Americans, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between Jan. 1 和八月. 30, 关于 99 percent of hospital admissions were among those who hadn’t been fully inoculated, which is defined by the CDC as two weeks after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab.

As of Aug. 30, a little over 1.6 million Americans were hospitalized with COVID-19 — but only about 0.65 percent of them, 要么 10,471 耐心, were fully vaccinated, the CDC data show.

A nurse holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) 在圣. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, 爱达荷州, 星期二, 八月. 31, 2021. More then half of the patients in the ICU are COVID-19 positive, none of whom are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)

A nurse holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) 在圣. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, 爱达荷州, 星期二, 八月. 31, 2021. More then half of the patients in the ICU are COVID-19 positive, none of whom are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Kyle Green) (AP Photo/Kyle Green))

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The numbers highlight the vaccine’s effectiveness in warding off serious cases of the virus, even as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread across the country, and the same pattern presents itself when analyzing COVID-19 deaths.

In the same time period, 关于 99 percent of the people who lost their lives to COVID-19 were not fully inoculated against the virus, numbers published by the CDC show.

只要 2,437 美国人, 要么 0.92 percent of deaths, were a result of breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated patients.

Health experts say breakthrough infections are expected and are becoming increasingly common with the appearance of new variants but that only a minuscule amount are resulting in serious cases, which indicates the vaccine is doing its intended job.

As of Aug. 30, 多于 173 million people have been fully vaccinated and just 0.01 percent of them, 要么 12,908 人, ended up in a hospital or have died from a breakthrough infection, according to CDC numbers.

Of those who were hospitalized, 70 percent were age 65 or older and 87 percent of deaths were in that age group.

The agency’s data isn’t a complete picture but is based on reports it’s received from 49 US states and territories. Nebraska stopped publicly reporting state numbers in July.

A health worker looks after patients at a military hospital set up for COVID-19 patients in Mexico City, 星期一, 十一月. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A health worker looks after patients at a military hospital set up for COVID-19 patients in Mexico City, 星期一, 十一月. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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