CDC data shows that the number of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 surpasses the number in 2020:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that COVID-19 has killed more people in 2021 than in 2020.
The disease is reported to be the underlying or contributing cause of death for about 377,883 people in 2020, accounting for 11.3% of all deaths, according to the CDC. As of Monday, more than 770,000 people have died from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data. That means 15,000 more people have died in 2021 than last year from COVID-19 – and still more than a month to go.
CDC figures only take into account reported deaths, and it is likely that the number of people who die from COVID-19 in 2020 will be more than recorded; The 2020 coronavirus-related deaths in the US were not tracked until February. New COVID cases are now on the rise in 38 states, and health officials have been bracing for the possibility of an increase in cases over the winter.
Experts say the rise is being driven by a combination of factors: due to the seasonality of the virus, immunity declines, and many Americans remain unvaccinated. Despite the growing number of cases, fully vaccinated family members can “fully” enjoy the holidays together inside without wearing a mask, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.
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►The Department of Defense announced Monday that it has awarded Pfizer $1.4 billion for 200 million additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, which will be distributed worldwide.
► Foreign Secretary Mark Rutte on Monday condemned rioters in Rotterdam and other Dutch cities over the weekend as “idiots” and said police and prosecutors would take them out before justice. Riots broke out during protests against the lockdown measures.
►SOMOS Community Care, a network of doctors led by doctors, will jointly host Turkey Gift giving and Thanksgiving Vaccination across vulnerable neighborhoods and New York City’s highest risk on Tuesday.
► German health officials say the rapid increase in coronavirus cases means that everyone in the country who is not vaccinated will be infected with COVID-19 by the end of winter.
►Connecticut is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases than any other state: The state averaged 738 daily cases last week, up 116% from the previous two weeks, Hartford Courant reported.
📈Today’s Number: The United States has recorded more than 47.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 771,500 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global total: More than 257.8 million cases and 5.15 million deaths. More than 196 million Americans – 59.1% of the population – are fully immunized, According to CDC.
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More forward boosters? Dr. Fauci is not sure
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Monday during a White House press conference that he’s unsure whether Americans will need another COVID-19 booster in the future. are not.
“The honest answer is we don’t know at this point, but we’re collecting data,” Fauci said. “We may not need a boost every six months or so but if we do, we’ll take care of that. We will find the data, make it public and address it accordingly. “
Fauci said numerous studies from around the world have made it clear that boosters “significantly enhance protection” from COVID-19. The hope, he said, is that the booster dose gives the immune response a significant “opportunity to mature and strengthen,” and that it lasts longer than the second dose, the effect of which fades after a few months. According to the White House, Boosters are currently available at more than 80,000 locations nationwide.
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Report: More than 95% of federal workers comply with vaccine regulations
More than 90% of federal workers received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday as recommended by President Joe Biden, a US official said Monday. In total, more than 95% of federal workers comply with Biden’s regulation, the official said, either by vaccination or by requesting an exemption. The official spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak about the records before a release date late Monday.
In September, Biden announced that more than 3.5 million federal workers are required to be vaccinated, with no option instead to get tested regularly, unless they are approved for a religious exemption. educational or medical. A US official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully immunized and a few have pending or approved exceptions to the mandate.
Pfizer says the vaccine is 100% effective for children aged 12-15
Updated phase 3 trial findings reveal a two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines for children 12-15 years old are 100% effective. against coronavirus, measured from seven days to more than four months after the second dose. The companies said no serious safety concerns were observed.
The effects were consistently high across gender, race and ethnicity, obesity and comorbidities, the companies said. Pfizer and BioNTech plan to submit these data for scientific peer-review for potential publication.
“These additional data provide additional confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in adolescents,” said Albert Bourla, President and CEO, Pfizer. “We look forward to sharing these data with the FDA and other regulatory agencies.”
Andrew Cuomo misrepresented COVID nursing home phone number, report says
New York congressional investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s conduct ended Democratic administration misrepresentation of nursing home residents who have died from COVID-19, according to a lawmaker who reviewed the committee’s still-secret report. The report, compiled by New York City law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, covers a series of allegations of misconduct by Cuomo, including allegations of sexual harassment and employee involvement in writing books about the coronavirus pandemic.
Other topics include the Cuomo administration’s manipulation of data on COVID-19 deaths that have been presented to the public. The AP and other news organizations have reported gaps in the state’s statistics on deaths, including the administration’s decision to exclude hospital deaths. nursing home with a total of thousands of patients who died after being transferred to the hospital.
Davis Polk investigators confirm news reports that the state Department of Health wants to add hospital deaths to the state’s nursing home deaths list.
Contribution: Associated Press