As winter sets in, the United States is seeing a surge in covid-19 cases, with some of the most vaccine-friendly states fighting to contain the outbreak.
Highly vaccine-munching states are seeing a rise in covid cases.
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According to data compiled by the New York Times, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts are the states with the highest proportion of residents fully vaccined against Covid-19.
Rhode Island had the highest number of coronaviruses cases in the country with an average of 103 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days.
New Hampshire and Wisconsin have the second and fourth worst outbreaks in the country, while Vermont is the 12th highest Covid surge.
Data on hospitalizations and death rates show that states with above-average vaccination rates fare better than their poorly-vaccinated counterparts.
Rhode Island is ranked 23rd in terms of hospitalizations and 26th in terms of deaths, according to data compiled by the Times.
202.8 million dollars. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 61% of the population have been fully vaccined against Covid-19. A booster dose has been given to 56.1 million people.
Unvaccinated people are driving the new surge in cases, despite high vaccination rates. They make up a disproportionate number of hospital admissions. Experts warn of a winter that could see the delta and omicron variant collide with a resurgence of the flu, because of a combination of cold weather, more indoor gatherings, and waning immunity among vaccine recipients.
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Vaccination makes Covid-19 less likely and protects against severe illness, hospitalization and death. Studies show that protection against infections can diminish rapidly over time, and officials are ramping up booster campaigns to encourage people to top up their immunity. The vaccines are working and this is not a sign that they are not. In line with earlier waves, hospitalizations and deaths have not risen in step with new infections and data from a variety of sources overwhelmingly shows the benefits of vaccination in reducing the risk of these outcomes. In September, the most up-to-date data available, the CDC found that unvaccinated people were six times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 and 14 times more likely to die from it compared to fully vaccined people. The Kaiser Family Foundation says 163,000 deaths could have been prevented by vaccination since June.
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Hospitalization and death figures can lag behind infections for a number of weeks. Hospitals across the country could come under greater strain as cases continue to rise.
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