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Now 42 people die every hour from COVID-19 in the United States

Now 42 people die every hour from COVID-19 in the United States

– I don’t want to be a part of this again. If that means I have to get vaccinated, I do.

The words come from Billy Parker, who and her son Brody are on call outside Lake Regional Hospital in Missouri in the American Midwest. She told the news agency that her husband, Daryl, 31, had been in intensive care for nearly three weeks and was on the verge of losing his life to COVID-19. AP.

Before the illness, the Parker family, like the rest of the family, was against the Covid vaccine. Daryl Baker, speaking to the AP from a hospital bed with bumpy breathing, says that’s because the family is “very conservative” (and thus believes vaccinations shouldn’t be enforced without letting people make their own decisions). Now, however, the couple has changed their minds about the vaccine.

37 million cases

The Baker family is not alone in their differences. By the end of July, only 47.5 percent of Missouri residents had started getting vaccinated, a number well below the average in the United States. The suspicion of vaccination with the infectious delta variant is the reason for the sharp increase in infections and deaths now in both the state and the country as a whole.

According to the Reuters news agency compilation, the 1,017 deaths in the United States on Tuesday corresponded to 42 cases per hour.

Authorities and media in the US have different ways of keeping statistics, many of which report the average of the last week or 14 days. However, the curves are consistent: The number of infections and deaths has increased dramatically since June. The newspaper wrote that the number of deaths due to Covid-19 increased by 87 percent in the last 14 days and the number of hospitalizations increased by 60 percent. New York times.

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According to the infection control authority Center for Disease Control Nearly 37 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the United States. More than 620,000 people have died from the virus.

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The vaccination situation is undoubtedly complicated. When Joe Biden took office as president in January, he launched an ambitious spray campaign. During the spring, Americans were vaccinated infrequently, but then development began to stop. In some parts of the country, skepticism about the vaccine remains high and coverage is poor.

Biden’s goal that 70% of Americans will have had at least one dose by National Day on July 4 has not been met. Currently, less than 60 percent of the population has received at least one dose and 51 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

At the same time, there is information from the White House that it is likely that a third injection of refill will be recommended for everyone soon. This is because some data shows that parts of the protection from several coronavirus vaccines actually decline after six months.

Texas governor injured

The high daily numbers are being reported at the same time that the Texas giant’s governor, Greg Abbott, announced he had tested positive for covid-19 — despite receiving two doses of the vaccine. Abbott opposed virus restrictions and issued a local ordinance banning oral hygiene requirements in schools on the grounds that Texans should take personal responsibility.

He added, according to the news channel, that “people and companies do not need to hear from the state how they behave.” CNN When restrictions are lifted.

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Republican Abbott attended a closed party rally on Monday. He is said to be asymptomatic and his wife has not tested positive.

The infection is widespread in Texas, but not as widespread as in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana, where the average increase in infection in the past week has been about 20 percent, according to the CDC.

Facts: Covid-19 in the United States

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 620,000 people and caused millions of people to lose their jobs in the United States. Here is the current situation of the coronavirus there:

Total number of confirmed cases: nearly 37 million.

Number of deaths: 620,500

Number of people who received at least one dose of the vaccine: 198,900,000, or 59.9% of the population.

Number of fully vaccinated: 168,900,000, or 50.9% of the population.

A total of 358 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered in the country with a population of 333 million.

The pandemic has swept the United States since early 2020. The first person to be reported to have died of COVID-19 in the country was a man in Seattle, Washington, who died on February 28, 2020.

Later, however, it was confirmed through autopsy that two people in Santa Clara, California, who died on February 6 and 17, respectively, in their home, had coronavirus in their bodies.

Sources: CDC and San Francisco Chronicle

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