In Highly Vaccinated U.S., More Than a Third of Counties Are In COVID ‘Red’ Zone: C.D.C.

More than 79% of the United States population is vaccinated, raising questions about the COVID vaccine’s efficacy.

QUICK FACTS:
  • More than a third of U.S. counties are in a COVID-19 “red” zone, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which means that there are high levels of community transmission and hospitalization in those areas.
  • Less than a quarter of U.S. counties are in the “green zone,” a marker for counties with low community transmission and hospitalization levels.
  • But 79.1% of the United States’ population is vaccinated, 67.6% “fully,” raising questions about the vaccine’s ability to prevent coronavirus transmission and hospitalization.
Screenshot from cdc.gov taken July 15, 2022
Screenshot from google.com using CDC data taken July 15, 2022
WHAT THE ZONES MEAN:
  • The CDC’s “low” designation means the agency recommends county inhabitants “stay up to date” with their COVID vaccinations and that they “get tested” if they are symptomatic.
  • The “medium” designation means individuals at “high risk” should “talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions” in addition to following the precautions listed in the “low” category.
  • For those in counties with a “high” designation, the CDC advises individuals “wear a mask indoors in public” in addition to following protocols in the “medium” and “low” designations.
BACKGROUND:
  • The number of weekly COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations reported in Los Angeles County has doubled over the last month, American Faith recently reported.
  • But LA is one of the most vaccinated counties in one of the most vaccinated states in one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, casting doubt on the COVID vaccine’s efficacy.
  • Los Angeles County has administered 20,036,673 coronavirus vaccine doses, meaning 81.3% of the county’s inhabitants have received at least one vaccine dose while 73.6% are considered “fully” vaccinated.