While people are outside, #COVID19 is on the rise.
COVID-19 cases have increased in 45 states with 34 of those states seeing 50% increase in reported cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, @CNN reports.
“In 34 states, new cases this past week are at least 50% higher than new cases the previous week,” according to CNN.
CNN also reports that most new cases are of unvaccinated people. “In June, 99% of COVID-19 related deaths were also of those who were unvaccinated,” according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Missouri has one of the lowest rates of vaccinations in the country.
It’s so extreme that the United States sent a surge team to help stop the spread.
“If they’re sick enough to be admitted to the hospital, they are unvaccinated. That is the absolute common denominator amongst those patients,” Springfield emergency physician Dr. Howard Jarvis said.
Early on in the pandemic, older people were more impacted. Now, it appears younger people are being seen more.
“In recent weeks, we’ve been seeing a much younger population,” he said. “We’re seeing a lot of people in their 30s, 40s, early 50s. We’re seeing some teenagers and some pediatric patients as well.”
As you know, there are now three vaccines for the COVID-19 infection—Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.