Unvaccinated Are 11 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its new study found that unvaccinated people were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated people.
The CDC research, studying more than 600,000 individuals from 13 different jurisdictions, also discovered that unvaccinated people were also ten times more likely to be hospitalized — figures that prove COVID-19 vaccines are capable of protecting people from deaths and severe symptoms.
The study also found that unvaccinated people were 4.5 times more likely to get the virus than fully vaccinated people. The CDC made the case for vaccines yet again, citing the study along with two others and stating that COVID-19 shots still work to protect recipients from the worst of the disease amid the rampant spread of the delta variant.
“As we have shown study after study, vaccination works,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 briefing Friday. “CDC will continue to do all we can do to increase vaccination rates across the country by working with local communities and trusted messengers and providing vaccine confidence consults to make sure that people have the information they need to make an informed decision.”
“The bottom line is this: We have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic,” Walensky said. “Vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of COVID-19. It will protect our children and allow them to stay in school for safe in-person learning.”
On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed two executive orders mandating vaccination to more than two-thirds of the American workforce. Biden’s decision came less than a month after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in adults.