Despite rising vaccine rates in the U.S., Covid-19 deaths are climbing as cases continue to soar in most of the country.
- Omicron’s U.S. death is only now starting to take hold, and deaths will likely continue to rise for several weeks, according to Axios.
- The U.S. is now averaging just under 1,900 deaths per day, signifying a 42% increase over the past two weeks.
- America is averaging nearly 760,000 new cases per day, up 30% over the past two weeks, Axios reports.
- “COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19, especially severe disease, hospitalization, and death,” the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) claims.
- However, with more than three-quarters of the U.S. population vaccinated (75.8%), 63.4% “fully,” questions are raised about the vaccine’s efficacy in light of growing death and case rates.
- 530 million. That’s how many Covid-19 vaccines have been given in the U.S., according to Google data.
- Omicron is receding in the places where it first took hold, new cases slowing down significantly in and around Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., Axios notes, nevertheless cases continue to climb just about everywhere else.
- However, the current phase of the pandemic will probably end soon, as the Omicron wave sweeped through South Africa and the U.K. quickly. It now appears to be following a similar trajectory in the U.S.
- 21,745 people have died in connection to the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest numbers from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and 115,754 have been hospitalized by it.
- There have been 1,033,992 reported adverse events linked to the coronavirus shot altogether, according to VAERS.