29 Aug 2021
Delta Variant Doubles risk of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated
The Index Today
A new study finds out alarming news concerning Delta Variant and those unvaccinated people. This comes as new COVID cases is continuously rising in the U.S. with an average of more than 150,000 per day, a 21% increase in the last 14 days.
The study says that there are more than 40,000 COVID cases between March and May – when the Delta variant took off in Britain — to compare the rates of hospitalization. The findings closely resembled the preliminary data from a Scottish study proving the Delta variant caused more hospitalizations.
According to the U.K. study, “the results suggest that patients with the Delta variant had more than two times the risk of hospital admission compared with patients with the Alpha variant.” “Emergency care attendance combined with hospital admission was also higher for patients with the Delta variant, showing increased use of emergency care services as well as inpatient hospitalization.”
In seven states, more than 90% of ICU beds are full, according to federal data. Alabama has zero beds left in its ICUs, sparking a rush in vaccinations.
Nationwide, deaths from COVID are up 355% since early July. Louisiana hit a record high of 139 deaths in a single day on August 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Meanwhile, almost 60% of those eligible in Los Angeles County have been vaccinated so far — still short of the 70% experts say is needed for herd immunity.