With Omicron and Delta in the US and UK and the world now, we need to keep pushing vaccines and boosters. Friends, this post will be short because that’s the message. (All data is from here.)
You need vaccines and you really need your booster. Cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the US.
Only 60% are fully vaccinated. And, 20% of those that are eligible for a booster have received one. Boosters produce strong immune responses. Really strong!
This brings me to my final point. The CDC is now reporting new cases and deaths by vaccination status. Cases are 5x as times and deaths are 17x as high.
I hope this encourages you and your families (including children and adolescents) to go get your vaccines and boosters. Especially with Delta still surging and the uncertainty of what Omicron is about to do. For the longer posts on children and adolescents, go here and here.
My 11 year old is 8 days away from fully vaccinated! It is hard to see how many people are dying, not just nationwide, but worldwide everyday. Day after day.
It sure would be nice if the graphs also showed convalescent re-infection rates (both vaccinated and not) too.