Coronavirus infections in the United States are now primarily caused by the Delta variant, which is responsible for more than 98 percent of new infections, and hospitalizations are on the rise as a result.
J&J vaccine efficacy is estimated at approximately 67%, Moderna vaccine efficacy is estimated at 66 to 95%, and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine efficacy is estimated at 42 to 96%.
In spite of the fact that vaccines offer varying degrees of protection, experts say that getting fully vaccinated is crucial.
Currently, the United States is dealing with the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first identified in India in December.
It’s spread to many countries around the world, and it’s responsible for 99 percent of new cases in the United Kingdom.
In March of this year, the United States announced that it had confirmed a COVID-19 case with the Delta variant. Over 98 percent of new infections in the United States are caused by this strain.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is rapidly increasing. More than 150,000 COVID-19 cases are reported daily on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to research, the Delta variant is 60 percent more transmissible than the alpha variant, contributing to the increase.
“Viral loads in Delta infections are [approximately] 1,000 times higher” than those caused by previous SARS-CoV-2 variants, according to a recent study from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CASM).
Areas with low vaccination rates are also more susceptible to an outbreak of infection.
Covid Infections are on the rise due to low vaccine uptake
‘The unvaccinated population is at a high risk for infection’ Dr. Miriam Smith, chief of infectious disease at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Teaching Hospital in Queens, New York City, warned that if this variant continues to spread rapidly, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, the U.S. could see a surge in SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Doctor Rochelle Walensky of the CDC warned of a possible spike in the number of cases in the past month.
Preliminary data suggests that 99.5% of the people who have died from COVID-19 since January were unvaccinated, she said in a press briefing.
“We know that the Delta variant… is on the rise in areas of the country where vaccination rates are low,” she said.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infections soared last month in Missouri, which has a vaccination rate of nearly 43 percent.
Comparatively speaking, Vermont’s vaccination rate stands at 69 percent, making it one of the nation’s top states for vaccinations.
Trusted Source found that both AstraZeneca-COVID-19 Oxford’s vaccine and Pfizer-COVID-19 BioNTech’s vaccine were effective in reducing this risk.
„Also we know that our licensed vaccines protect against severe disease from the Delta variant, hospitalization, and even death,” Walensky said
This, according to Dr. Theodore Strange, interim chair of medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York.
According to the FDA, current vaccines are safe and effective. Each of these three vaccines is effective in preventing disease and the spread of disease, and they are just as safe as any other vaccines that have been used before. When it comes to side effects, they are rare and treatable.