Those who were unvaccinated were about four-and-a-half times more likely to get Covid-19, over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die from the disease. — Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Those who were unvaccinated were about four-and-a-half times more likely to get Covid-19, over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die from the disease. — Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As we have shown, study after study, vaccination works. We still have more than 10 times the number of people in the hospital who are unvaccinated, compared to vaccinated. — Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As we have shown, study after study, vaccination works. We still have more than 10 times the number of people in the hospital who are unvaccinated, compared to vaccinated. — Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Unvaccinated Are 11 Times More Likely to Die, C.D.C. Says


Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said a study showed individuals who were not fully vaccinated were far more susceptible to infection and death from the virus.

In this study, over 600,000 Covid-19 cases from April through mid-July were evaluated and linked to vaccination status. Looking at cases over the past two months when the Delta variant was the predominant variant circulating in this country, those who were unvaccinated were about four-and-a-half times more likely to get Covid-19, over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die from the disease.

The key to reducing transmission is getting more people vaccinated. And even if you’re young and relatively healthy, and you’re not worried about the consequences to yourself, you could pass the virus onto other people. And that’s why this collective responsibility we have as a society to make sure we are not only taking care of our own health, but reducing the chances we pass the virus onto somebody who’s more vulnerable — that’s why this is so important. And that’s what the efforts that the president announced yesterday will help us do, reduce transmission, protect lives and protect our children as well.
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Unvaccinated Americans Are 11 Times More Likely to Die of Covid, C.D.C. Reports
A day after President Biden issued broad vaccine mandates aimed at propelling American workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, federal health officials released a handful of studies highlighting how effective the shots are at preventing infections, hospitalizations and deaths — even while the highly contagious Delta variant has been dominant.

Three studies that drew data from different U.S. regions evaluated the protective power of the vaccines. One looked at more than 600,000 virus cases in 13 states, representing about one quarter of the U.S. population, between April and July, and concluded that individuals who were not fully vaccinated were far more susceptible to infection and death from the virus.

They were 4.5 times more likely than vaccinated individuals to become infected, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die from the coronavirus, the study found.

Vaccine protection against hospitalization and death remained strong even when the Delta variant was the dominant form of infection. But the vaccines’ effectiveness in preventing infection dropped from 91 percent to 78 percent, the study found.

The studies underscore a series of similar findings in recent weeks.

“As we have shown, study after study, vaccination works,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a White House Covid briefing on Friday.

As more and more Americans become vaccinated, experts always expected that immunized people would represent a greater percentage of hospitalized patients. “What I want to reiterate here is it’s still well over 90 percent of people who are in the hospital who are unvaccinated,” Dr. Walensky said.

“We still have more than 10 times the number of people in the hospital who are unvaccinated, compared to vaccinated,” she added.


The unvaccinated are not a monolith. They include people who were opposed to vaccines even before the coronavirus pandemic, a group that consumes misinformation on the internet falsely claiming that vaccines commonly cause dangerous side effects and injuries. There are also unvaccinated Americans who have little access to health care, who have not seen a doctor in years and are disconnected from the medical establishment — or who are simply afraid of needles.

Some have religious objections, or are concerned that the vaccines were developed too quickly, though they are the culmination of decades of scientific research. Others have already had Covid and believe that they have immunity that makes a vaccine unnecessary, although the C.D.C. urges previously infected people to get vaccinated because natural immunity may not be enough to prevent reinfection. And millions of unvaccinated Americans have no choice in the matter: They are under 12 years old and are still waiting for a vaccine to be cleared for their use.
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/health/unvaccinated-covid-19-deaths.html