According to the Disease Control and Prevention center, the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States has increased by 700 percent on a week-over-week average basis since July 1. The information was presented Friday at the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting, where it was discussed whether COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for immune-compromised patients should be recommended.
Individuals who are entirely vaccinated and infected with the delta variation, according to her, may spread the virus to others. Still, they seem to be infectious for a shorter length of time than unprotected delta variant infected people.
Since July COVID Cases In United States Has Increased 700 Percent According To CDC
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded more coronavirus infections in the first 12 days of August than it did in the whole month of July combined, according to a study. There are 1.33 million of them in all. If the current case reporting rate continues, the nation will have recorded 3.4 million cases this month, making it the pandemic’s fourth deadliest month.
As a result, cases are more concentrated among younger people, who are less likely to have been vaccinated against the disease. The likelihood of becoming severely ill is lower in younger people, “but this isn’t your typical nothing burger.”
He looked up the numbers from a year ago in his county and discovered that 722 people had been admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19. This week, 497 people have been admitted to hospitals in Orange County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also presented data that provided insight into the evolving pandemic. Protective antibodies were found to be persistent eight months after infection, six months after the second shot of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, and eight months after a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the information available.
The reason for this is not because the natural infection is more protective, but instead because vaccinations only began in December, and thus there is very little data. It appears that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine against infection with the virus diminishes over time, but the extent to which this occurs is not yet clear. Despite this, the likelihood of contracting a severe illness remains exceptionally high.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pfizer has a 97 percent success rate, and Moderna has a 93 percent success rate. There is evidence emerging from Israel that people who received the Pfizer vaccine in January and February experienced more breakthrough infections than those who received the vaccine in recent months.
According to Israeli data, people vaccinated in January had a more than two-fold increased risk of developing a breakthrough infection than those vaccinated in April. The greater the person’s age is, the greater is the likelihood that they will contract an infection. As of Aug. 2, there had been 7,101 hospitalizations and 1,507 deaths among the more than 164 million people in the United States who had received a complete vaccination. People over the age of 65 were significantly more likely than younger people to develop severe or fatal breakthrough infections after being vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 74 percent of those cases occurred in people over the age of 65. It is unclear whether this is because people over 65 were among the first to be vaccinated. As a result, their immunity may be waning over time, or whether it is because their immune systems are less robust due to their age.