- A new CDC report finds that unvaccinated Americans are significantly more likely to be infected with COVID-19 or die from the virus
- Uninfected people were 11.3 times as likely to die from the virus and 6.1 times as likely to be infected during August
- The rise of the delta variant in mid to late summer caused the gap between vaccinated and non-vaccinated to widen.
- The modern COVID-19 vaccine is most effective in preventing infection and death, although all are much more effective than non-vaccination.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unvaccinated Americans are significantly more likely to be infected with COVID-19 and die from it.
Newly released data from the Federal Health Agency shows that unvaccinated people were 11.3 times as likely to die of contracting Covid as those who were vaccinated in August.
What’s more, people who didn’t get shots were also 6.1 times as likely to test positive for the virus during that month.
The disparity between the jabbed and the un-jabbed reached its widest point in early August as the delta variant-fueled summer Covid boom spread across the country.
During the month of August, non-vaccinated Americana were six times more likely than vaccinated people to be infected with COVID-19, according to CDC data.
Non-vaccinated Americans are more than 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, with the delta variant expanding the gap between jabbed and un-jabbed
The CDC on Thursday published data on national positive tests and deaths per 100,000 Americans.
Most Americans are vaccinated with 66 percent receiving at least one shot and 57 percent fully vaccinated.
According to the CDC report, non-vaccinated people were most at risk during the week ending August 8, when 13.2 out of every 100,000 people died.
During the same week, 1.2 people per 1,000 vaccinated people died of covid, which is 12 times less than the unvaccinated.
By the last full week of August, the weekly death rate for unvaccinated people remained above ten in every 100,000, ending on August 29, when the figure finally dropped to 9.14 out of 100,000.
While the disparity between vaccinated and non-vaccinated has existed since April for which data is available, it became much wider after the delta version went into effect in the US in late June.
Around this time, many health officials were referring to Covid as a ‘pandemic without vaccination’ because of how hard it was compared to the people who got their shots.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (pictured) is most effective at preventing infection and death, according to CDC data
As of August, more than 90 percent of deaths and 80 percent of cases were in unvaccinated people.
The effects of the late summer wave also prompted many illiterate people to get shots, as the nation experienced a boom in vaccine demand in mid to late summer.
While the disparity in both cases and deaths began to decline in late August, the hospitalization disparity only widened at the end of the month.
At the end of August, 83.6 out of every 100,000 Americans who were not vaccinated were hospitalized with the virus, which was 18 times more than 4.5 out of every 100,000 hospitalized at the time.
The data also shows that the modern COVID-19 vaccine has been the most effective in preventing cases and deaths so far.
In the week of August 29, 86.63 out of every 100,000 Moderna vaccine recipients had tested positive for the virus, compared with 125.77 out of every 100,000 Pfizer recipients and 150.39 out of every 100,000 who received the Johnson & Johnson shot.
While the Moderna vaccine is the most effective (green), all three available COVID-19 vaccines were more effective in preventing infection than uninfected people.
All three COVID-19 vaccines are also effective in preventing death from the virus, when compared to those without vaccination.
All three vaccines were effective in preventing infection, however, 665.74 out of every 100,000 people contracted the virus in a single week.
Moderna’s shot was also more effective in preventing fatalities, although there were a limited number of deaths recorded by the recipients of all three shots.
All three COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the US, and most Americans have little trouble accessing shots at this point.
However, many people are hesitant to get the shot, and in recent weeks the country has made little progress toward reaching herd immunity.
However, a recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) suggests that more than 90,000 Covid deaths could have been prevented by vaccination since June 2021, with unvaccinated Americans suffering as a result.
Dr. Krutika Amin, associate director of the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, who conducted the analysis, wants health officials to do a better job of making these disparities known to the non-vaccinated public.
‘I think there are still ways for people to get out there and reach out to people who are still unaffiliated and continue to inform them about how effective vaccines are, [and that] Most of these deaths and those with serious illnesses and hospitalizations are among those without vaccinations,’ she told DailyMail.com last week.