A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that since July 26, only 6,587 of the 163 million vaccinated people were infected by new variants.Although the infection cases resulted in hospitalization and in some cases, deaths, the number represented only 0.01 percent or less of the nation’s fully vaccinated population. What dreads infectious disease experts are the large-scale cases of infection among unvaccinated people, as they have become highly susceptible to the more contagious Delta variant.
Vaccine access is free and widely available in the United States, but as the coronavirus continues to mutate and develop into more contagious and deadlier strains, there is still the possibility that new strains can become resistant to the vaccines. Mutations will continue for as along as the COVID-19 virus finds more unvaccinated people to infect, providing the environments in which they could mutate and develop into a stronger strain.
Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, explains that mutations are part of a virus’ lifespan when given enough time and people to infect. Globally, COVID-19 has found many unvaccinated people, which today currently account for about 200 million cases and still increasing. While the Delta variant was initially detected In India, the strain quickly spread to the UK, Europe (Portugal), in Asia (South Korea and now the U. S.
Infected Anti-Vaxxers Still Insist that Ivermectin Can Cure COVID-19
On a related note, Veronica Wolski, an anti-vax conspiracy theorist in Chicago, recently died at the age of 64 due to coronavirus complications. While she was hospitalized at the Amita Resurrection Medical Center, QAnon believers kept hounding the hospital staff to administer ivermectin to Wolksi, which the hospital refused to do.
Mainly because Ivermectin has not been proven as an effective treatment for COVID-19, as the drug is usually used to deworm livestock.