Daily Reported New Positive COVID-19 Tests and the Daily Reported Deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.
The Daily Reported New Positive COVID-19 Tests and the Daily Reported Deaths from COVID-19 were steadily decreasing from the end of January to the the end of March. During April, the Daily Reported New Positive COVID-19 Tests and the Daily Reported Deaths from COVID-19 had a slight spike. Since the middle of May, both of these figures were decreasing until the most recent spike at the end of July and the beginning of August (sources: CDC.gov and First Trust Advisors).
COVID-19 Vaccines Administered
As of August 30, 2021, 209,579,682 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech have been administered; 145,280,750 doses of Moderna have been administered; 14,345,660 doses of Johnson & Johnson have been administered; and 350,819 additional doses of a not identified vaccine have been administered (sources: CDC.gov and First Trust Advisors).
Activities College Students Deem as Safe Without Knowing Other's Vaccination Status
Around 38% of college students believe "Going to an Indoor Party" is safe
Around 29% of college students believe "Playing a Drinking Game" is safe
Around 34% of college students believe "Dancing with Others" is safe
Around 32% of college students believe "Close Talking without Masks" is safe
Around 18% of college students believe "Giving Someone a Sip of Your Drink" is safe
Around 19% of college students believe "Kissing a Stranger" is safe
Around 55% of college students believe "None of These Options" is safe
Update on Israel
Israel will now require a third booster shot for all people 12 years and older six months after their second vaccine dose in order to renew their “Green Pass,” a document that allows entry into certain gatherings and public places for those who are vaccinated or have recovered from the coronavirus. The move enters effect on October 1, 2021. The Health Ministry could not yet say if a fourth dose would be required six months after the third (source: timesofisrael.com).
Israel's Current Active COVID-19 Patients by Age and Vaccination Status
The age group with the highest number of COVID-19 patients that are fully vaccinated is the 20 to 29 year olds with over 9,000 patients.
The age group with the highest number of COVID-19 patients that are partially vaccinated is 12 to 15 year olds with about 800 patients.
The age group with the highest number of COVID-19 patients that are unvaccinated is 12 to 15 year olds with about 4,250 patients. (sources: Axios.com and First Trust Advisors)
Never-infected people who were vaccinated in January and February were, in June, July, and the first half of August, 6-13 times more likely to get infected with the Delta variant than unvaccinated people who were previously infected with the coronavirus during January and February of 2021. The risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization 7 times higher than in previously infected individuals. This study indicates that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against the Delta variant of Covid-19 than two doses of the Pfizer vaccine in Israel (source: medrxiv.com).
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