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Unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die of the Covid virus.

Studies from the Centers of Disease control and Prevention published last Friday show that unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from the Covid virus. “Even among the delta variant, one study found that the unvaccinated were 4.5 times more likely to get infected, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die. The study was conducted across 13 states and included data from over 600,000 COVID cases since April.” Over 90% of hospitalized patients with the virus are unvaccinated. With evidence further proving that the effectiveness of vaccines are waning. Experts support American’s take a booster shot to further solidify the protection from the virus. The boosters shots are expected to be available beginning September 20th, for the fully vaccinated patients who were first vaccinated 8 months prior. With the Delta variant of the virus emerging into the society, unvaccinated people have a much higher risk of getting infected with the virus, or even dying with it. However, the problem is a small fraction compared to when our nation did not have the vaccines. Proving the effectiveness of the vaccines, and how much they made an impact on the pandemic. However, only around 30% of the world’s population are fully vaccinated, leaving more than 50% people unprotected. This is due to the poverty in the other continents, including mostly Africa, and South Asia. Another problem is the common myth of vaccines. Many people refuse to take vaccines or let their children receive them due to their negative effects. It is said that vaccines cause autism, other diseases, due to the “dangerous content” included in the vaccines. However, there is no scientific evidence proving that vaccines are unsafe and these are just common myths from when vaccines were first introduced in 1796. “We have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic. Vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of COVID-19,” Walensky said. Masks and social distancing won’t cut it. With most schools having the option to go in person, being unvaccinated could cause another unprecedented change in the amount of infected people worldwide. We clearly have all the materials to stop this pandemic once and for all, but is it really that easy?

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