Highly vaccinated U.S. Covid-19 hospitalizations hit 138,000, nearing record.
- The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 rose to 138,073 on Saturday, Forbes reports, coming close to the record set during the surge last winter.
- The total includes 22,394 Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU), according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
- These reports of hospitalizations from the virus within a highly vaccinated country like the U.S.—nearly 75% of Americans have been jabbed, according to Google data, 62.5% fully—call into question the Covid-19 vaccine’s efficacy, especially when top health organizations explicitly say the vaccinated shouldn’t become “seriously ill.”
- For example, the Mayo Clinic website states that Covid-19 vaccines “Prevent you from getting COVID-19 or from becoming seriously ill or dying due to COVID-19.”
- And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also says the vaccines “help children and adults from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19.”
18 STATES WITH HOSPITAL WORKER SHORTAGES AS COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS SURGE:
- 59% of Vermont hospitals are reporting critical hospital staffing shortages.
- New Mexico, the second most affected state, is experiencing 48% of its hospitals reporting critical staffing shortages.
- Third-worst affected is Rhode Island, where 47% of hospitals are reporting critical staff shortages.
- 40% of West Virginia hospitals are suffering shortages.
- California, 35%.
- Kentucky, 33%.
- Oklahoma, 33%.
- Arizona, 33%.
- Wisconsin, 32%.
- North Dakota, 31%.
- Massachusetts, 30%.
- Forbes notes that New York is the state with the “highest number of hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients, at 12,515, followed by California and Texas, which both have over 10,000 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients.”
- Despite the country being highly vaccinated, the U.S. reported nearly 1 million new cases of Covid-19 on Monday alone, signifying the highest global single-day record of Covid-19 cases.