Today, the CDC chief warned of an “unvaccinated pandemic.” as the Delta variant becoming the dominant globally, US cases are rising in nearly every state, but most dangerously in states with the lowest vaccination prices. Where exactly? Read on to see where Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said these were the newest hot spots, during today’s White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing. And to ensure your health and that of others, don’t miss this one Certain Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.
The CDC chief started off with some disturbing numbers. “CDC reported more than 33,000 new cases of COVID-19. Our seven-day average is about 26,300 cases per day. And this is an increase of nearly 70% from the previous seven-day average,” she said. We have not seen such an increase in months. “The seven-day average of hospital admissions is about 2,790 per day, an increase of about 36% from the previous seven-day period. And after weeks of declines, the seven-day average daily deaths have increased by 26% to 211 per day.” Keep reading to see who gets sick.
“There is a clear message coming through: This is going to be an unvaccinated pandemic. We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country with low vaccination coverage as unvaccinated people are at risk and fully vaccinated communities generally thrive .” Keep reading to see which parts of the US are most at risk.
“You can see the patterns of local outbreaks in the community transmission slide. The blue and yellow counties have low or moderate transmission,” she said. “The orange and red counties have substantial to high transmission on the left. You can see where we were just a short month ago and compare it to where we are now on the right in the past week – 10% of counties are to high transmission risk in red and 7% of provinces have transitioned to significant risk in orange, which most often correspond to provinces with low vaccination rates.”
“The good news is that if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re protected from severe hospitalization and death from COVID, and even protected from the known variants, including the Delta variant circulating in this country,” Walensky said. “If you are not vaccinated, you are at risk. And our main concern is that we will continue to see preventable cases, hospitalizations and unfortunately deaths among the unvaccinated. Finally, I want to reiterate the importance of getting fully vaccinated. I want to reiterate that people who have received the Pfizer and Madrona vaccines are most effective, especially when they are against the Delta variant, when given as two injections in a series, both vaccines are most effective two weeks after the second dose, with greater than 90% efficacy each against serious illness, hospitalization and death. In field studies, the partially vaccinated individuals are not at risk of disease from not completing the series. We encourage people to schedule three or four weeks after your first dose window, I want to repeat, there is not a bad time to get your second chance, do it for yourself, your family and for your community p. And please do it to protect your young children who are right they can’t get vaccinated with that now.”
“It is clear that the Delta variant is dominant in the world,” said dr. Anthony Faucic, the chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who says it is in 100 countries, pointing to the “extraordinary increase in the dominance of this variant worldwide.” He said we are “seeing an increase in our own country to the point where we now have over 50% dominance and over 70% in some parts of the country.” So get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.