In the United States, the deadliest pandemic in US history has seen the number of COVID deaths rise by 700,000.
It’s as if all residents of the District of Columbia, where the capital is Washington, and more, had died since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Covid surpasses the Spanish flu – causing 675,000 deaths in the United States in 1918 and 1919.
The country is currently experiencing two realities that go in opposite directions. The number of cases and deaths is falling in the states where vaccination has advanced the most. Where Americans oppose vaccination, hospitals are crowded, transmission rates and deaths continue to rise.
The situation is worse in the southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. And it’s not for the lack of a vaccine. The United States was one of the countries that bought the most vaccinations in December 2020 and was one of the first to launch a vaccination campaign. But, as of now, only 56% of Americans are fully immunized..
According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 2,900 of the 100,000 people who lost their lives since June had received the Kovid vaccine.
“Vaccines reduce – a lot – the chances of you getting the disease, becoming seriously ill and dying from it. It’s not just for COVID-19. That’s how vaccines can be used for any person,” explains microbiologist Natalia Pasternak from the Institut Questo de Cienia. Also work for infectious disease.
Some states and companies try to overcome resistance from anti-vaccine groups. In New York, health professionals who do not get vaccinated can lose their jobs. The state, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic, with the highest number of cases and deaths, today has a low transmission rate due to advances in vaccination.