The US warns of the risk of death for people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19

New research from the US health agency shows that the risk of dying from Covid-19 in people who do not receive the vaccine is 11 times higher.

“Looking at the infections over the past two months, when the Delta strain became the dominant strain in the country, unvaccinated people were about 4.5 times more likely to contract the virus, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized. and the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher,” said director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky on September 10.

According to CDC data, the percentage of fully vaccinated people still infected with nCoV in the US has increased as the Delta strain rages across the country. The study through mid-July showed that the vaccine’s ability to protect against hospitalization and death remained relatively high.

However, the new CDC data provides further evidence that the vaccine’s ability to prevent disease progression is declining in the oldest population. This seems to suggest that booster shots may become necessary in the coming months for many.

People are vaccinated against Covid-19 at a mobile vaccination site in New York City, USA, on August 18.  Photo: Reuters.

People are vaccinated against Covid-19 at a mobile vaccination site in New York City, USA, on August 18. Photo: Reuters.

CDC studies are published in the context America, the world’s largest epidemic area, has recorded 41,727,730 infections and 676,345 deaths from nCoV, an increase of 157,950 and 1,602 cases respectively compared to a day earlier.

In an effort to promote vaccination more and more strongly, US President Joe Biden on September 9 announced a new 6-point plan of the national vaccination campaign that includes strict regulations.

Businesses with more than 100 employees are required to vaccinate all employees against Covid-19 or conduct weekly nCoV testing. This regulation, which could affect up to 80 million people, is considered the toughest ever against the Delta strain.

Biden’s plan also requires all government employees and contractors to be vaccinated against Covid-19. US government employees are now required to be vaccinated or tested regularly. About 17 million healthcare workers at facilities that receive funding from the US government’s Medicare or Medicaid programs are also vaccinated.

Globally, 224,583,908 cases of nCoV have been recorded and 4,628,846 deaths, an increase of 655, 816 and 11,402, respectively, while 201,111,317 cases have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

European, Denmark on September 10, removing the requirement to present Coronapass when going to a nightclub, ending the last anti-epidemic restriction measure in the country. Coronapass is a type of “Covid-19 green card”, which helps to prove that the user has received the vaccine, or has recovered from Covid-19 in the past two to 12 weeks, or has tested negative for nCoV within the past two to 12 weeks. 72 hours ago.

Coronapass has been applied by Denmark since March, when the country slowly relaxed measures to prevent Covid-19. As vaccination rates have increased, Denmark has lifted most restrictions such as wearing masks or maintaining social distance and does not require the presentation of Coronapass in most public places.

Denmark’s decision to lift all measures to prevent Covid-19 was made after the Danish authorities determined that Covid-19 was “no longer a serious social threat” thanks to the large scale of vaccination, with 73% of the 5.8 million population and 96% of people 65 years of age and older have been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile at Australia, the number of daily new nCoV infections reached nearly 1,900 for the first time, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 69,912, including 1,076 deaths. The state of New South Wales (NSW), the epicenter of this outbreak, reported a record 1,542 new community infections.

Australia is in the midst of a third pandemic wave, with the spread of the Delta strain forcing officials to abandon a “no Covid” strategy and switch to a plan to live with the virus. The goal now is to begin easing restrictions once higher vaccination rates are achieved.

Despite the sharp increase in infections, the NSW government said on September 9 that businesses in Sydney could reopen after 70% of the state’s adult population received two doses of the vaccine, an expected target. reached around mid-October. 76% of people over 16 years of age in NSW have received at least one dose, 44% have been fully vaccinated.

In Southeast Asia, the Ministry of Health Singapore on September 10, reported 568 new nCoV infections in the community, the highest number since August 2020, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 70,612, of which 58 cases have died.

“The rapid and exponential increase in daily infections we are seeing is something that every country that seeks to live with Covid-19 has to experience at some point,” said Minister of Health. Singapore economist Ong Ye Kung said.

To support the health system, Singapore will allow more vaccinated nCoV infections to recover at home, and launch a booster vaccination program for Covid-19 vaccines for vulnerable groups. Authorities also decided to reduce the quarantine period from 14 to 10 days for those who were in close contact with the case.

Singapore Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, co-head of the Covid-19 task force, said that an important indicator to help determine the reopening moves is the number of patients receiving active treatment in the next 2-4 weeks, adding that if the numbers remain under control, Singapore will continue with its reopening plan.

Luster (Follow CBS, SCMP, Reuters)

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