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The current hospitalizations of COVID-19 are very different from those that existed a year ago. But those who have been hospitalized have this in common.
As the pandemic progresses, doctors across the country are reporting fewer hospitalizations. The only thing they have in common? Inpatients have not been vaccinated.
“Less than 1% of our hospitalized COVID patients are vaccinated,” said Dr. Mark Sannes, an infectious disease expert. USA Today.
Vaccinated people are very unlikely to get seriously ill and be hospitalized because of COVID-19, making it even more urgent and important for unvaccinated people to receive the shot.
According to recent hospital data, hospitals with the highest hospitalization rates tend to be in states with low vaccination. These include Idaho, Wyoming, Arkansas and Missouri.
As the vaccine program develops, doctors are beginning to see a noticeable change. A year ago, hospitalized patients used to be elderly people or people with underlying health conditions. Now, most people in hospitals are young adults who have not yet been shot.
Despite the government’s efforts to try to motivate people to get the vaccine, there are some who remain reluctant, either out of distrust of the vaccine because they can’t leave time off work or because of an awkward location. Although both vaccines are free, a small group of people believe that getting the vaccine will incur billed expenses later.
Although it is up to each person to get their vaccine, vaccines have a community impact. When people receive the shot, they facilitate the protection of their family members, from the people they live with to people who have not yet been vaccinated.
Despite conspiracy theories and concerns about the side effects of vaccines, the only thing the data and evidence show is the effectiveness of these features against the virus.
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