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Be careful out there folks.

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"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. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average.

The AP analyzed figures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC itself has not estimated what percentage of hospitalizations and deaths are in fully vaccinated people, citing limitations in the data.

Among them: Only about 45 states report breakthrough infections, and some are more aggressive than others in looking for such cases. So the data probably understates such infections, CDC officials said.

Still, the overall trend that emerges from the data echoes what many health care authorities are seeing around the country and what top experts are saying.

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.

Ross Bagne, a 68-year-old small-business owner in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was eligible for the vaccine in early February but didn’t get it. He died June 4, infected and unvaccinated, after spending more than three weeks in the hospital, his lungs filling with fluid. He was unable to swallow because of a stroke.

“He never went out, so he didn’t think he would catch it,” said his grieving sister, Karen McKnight. She wondered: “Why take the risk of not getting vaccinated?”

The preventable deaths will continue, experts predict, with unvaccinated pockets of the nation experiencing outbreaks in the fall and winter. Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, said modeling suggests the nation will hit 1,000 deaths per day again next year.

In Arkansas, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation, with only about 33% of the population fully protected, cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising.

“It is sad to see someone go to the hospital or die when it can be prevented,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson tweeted as he urged people to get their shots.

Much more and related hot links here: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-941fcf43d9731c76c16e7354f5d5e187

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Oh yeah, look on youtube for Dr Sherri Tenpenny purported to hold a doctorate in something. She believes the vaccine causes magnetism in the body.    ?????????  I saw her on a news segment a short time ago.

 

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Just now, bigjim said:

Oh yeah, look on youtube for Dr Sherri Tenpenny purported to hold a doctorate in something. She believes the vaccine causes magnetism in the body.    ?????????  I saw her on a news segment a short time ago.

 

I saw that too.  How crazy can one person be.

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Sherri J. Tenpenny is an American anti-vaccination activist who supports the disproved hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. An osteopathic physician, she is the author of four books opposing vaccination. I have wondered how many people like her secretly get vaccinated, but continue to propagate those theories because she makes her living through book sales and speaking fees? 

Here are 2 interesting articles on a related subject. 

Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation About COVID-19

 

 

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I am Back in West Michigan for a few months... I am amazed at the organized resistance to vaccines.  This observed thru extended family get togethers, church, social media.   I would say more, but that would steer into political observations.   I find it unbelievable.

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17 minutes ago, whj469 said:

Jim and Alice: Must be those same people who tried to kidnap the Governor because she wanted people to wear masks?

It includes those people, but far more... people one would never believe could be anti-science/vaccine.   I would have to go into 'politics' to carry on any further, so I guess I'll go get another cup of coffee! Thanks.

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10 minutes ago, TXiceman said:

Most places we have been the vaccines are available at Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.  There not much excuse to not getting the shot(s).

 

Ken

Our (fully vaccinated) daughter took her dog to the vet the other day, and even they were offering the shots to pet owners.

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On 6/25/2021 at 5:55 AM, Kirk W said:

Sherri J. Tenpenny is an American anti-vaccination activist who supports the disproved hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. An osteopathic physician, she is the author of four books opposing vaccination. I have wondered how many people like her secretly get vaccinated, but continue to propagate those theories because she makes her living through book sales and speaking fees? 

Here are 2 interesting articles on a related subject. 

Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation About COVID-19

 

 

Lots.   Don't forget that Ayn Rand championed everyone doing everything for themselves, but she was enrolled in both social security and medicare, which paid for her hospital stays, etc., before she died.   

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51 minutes ago, GlennWest said:

Not where we were at.

Haven't been to Walmart either? All of them in this area that have a pharmacy also offer covid-19 vaccinations. I think that a case of covid-19 might be a bit inconvenient?

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8 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

Lots.   Don't forget that Ayn Rand championed everyone doing everything for themselves, but she was enrolled in both social security and medicare, which paid for her hospital stays, etc., before she died.   

There has to be better words than ironic and hypocrite to describe this. 

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On 6/30/2021 at 6:41 AM, TXiceman said:

Most places we have been the vaccines are available at Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.  There not much excuse to not getting the shot(s).

 

Ken

Yes, I agree completely. I hope the ones that choose not to be vaccinated stay safe and alive. But the sad part is, there are going to be a percentage of them that die because they choose not to get vaccinated. What really makes it worse is because of them this keeps mutating and it could be bad for all of us. 

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