Editorial Comment: You know, I love things like this, articles that confront fantasy and stupidity. When I look to the comment board, at some I know personally, others I know to be easily misled, I see comments parroting childish fabrications, fake science and, most of all, idiocy promoted by the Russians who are pushing their own vaccine….
SputnikV (for Victory) and Sputnik Lite. Do note that I am part of the group (PPG Pharma) that holds the rights to these vaccines. They are very good vaccines just like Pfizer and Moderna…exactly like them. On to the article and to the foolishness of the comment boards.
Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.
An Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows that “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of more than 853,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. That’s about 0.1%.
And only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. Up to 4.5 million Americans infected with COVID were likely vaccinated though that translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average of this group.
Earlier this month, Andy Slavitt, a former adviser to the Biden administration on COVID-19, suggested that 98% to 99% of the Americans dying of the coronavirus are unvaccinated.
And CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Tuesday that the vaccine is so effective that “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable.” She called such deaths “particularly tragic.”
Deaths in the U.S. have plummeted from a peak of more than 3,400 day on average in mid-January, one month into the vaccination drive.
About 63% of all vaccine-eligible Americans — those 12 and older — have received at least one dose, and 53% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. While vaccine remains scarce in much of the world, the U.S. supply is so abundant and demand has slumped so dramatically that shots sit unused. read more…