As of July 26, the Mayo Clinic reports that 43% of those 18 to 24 years old and 48% of those 25 to 39 years old have received the vaccine, well below the 70% minimum vaccination rate needed to halt the pandemic.
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Story continuesVaccine-apathy or the perception that COVID-19 is not a threat to young people is another major obstacle to getting shots in arms.While young people, especially children, tend to have milder or asymptomatic cases, the virus has proven to be unpredictable even in presumably young, healthy people. More than 300 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 have died since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and over 16,000 have been hospitalized during this time; and nearly one-quarter of those hospitalized have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a condition marked by the inflammation of different body parts like the heart, lungs and kidneys, according to the CDC.
Race, income level, and political affiliation are also dividing lines. Studies show that Republicans have been less likely than Democrats to get the vaccine; low-income earners are less likely than high-income earners to get the vaccine; and Black and Latinx vaccination rates lag in almost every state behind white and Asian populations. Finding a clear explanation why has been elusive, but this is a reminder of the powerful influence of community affiliation on health decision-making.
Young People as Vectors of DiseaseA group of teenagers serving as ‘Covid-19 Student Ambassadors’ joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer to receive a dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine at Ford Field during an event to promote and encourage Michigan residents to go and get their vaccines on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images) headtopics.com
Young people may unknowingly spread the disease to more vulnerable populations like parents and grandparents. Vaccination is one way to stop this from happening. Vaccines unlock your immune system, inhibiting the virus from replicating. Less copies of the virus mean that not only are you less likely to develop symptoms if you encounter COVID-19, but the virus is less likely to mutate.
If viruses mutate they can develop the ability to escape conventional medical treatments or decrease a vaccine’s potential to limit the spread of disease.The rise of the COVID-19 delta variant is threatening national public health progress and economic recovery, while also putting vaccinated people at risk. On Wednesday, the CDC quietly updated its testing recommendations, advising even fully vaccinated people to be tested if they come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, whether symptoms appear or not. Prior recommendations advised against testing for vaccinated people who came into contact with the virus, but public health officials have changed their minds amid rising COVID-19 cases in vaccinated populations.
What We Need To DoWe’re at the point in the pandemic where we have to aggressively move the pro-vaccine push forward. This requires mandating the vaccine in schools and at work and providing incentives, such as the new $100 incentive put forth by New York Mayor
Bill de Blasio. Trusted leaders in the community and influencers must promote unity around health-positive behaviors like immunization. You may resent being told what to do or feel as if taking such drastic measures is a violation of your rights, but there is no discussion about our rights without our life. headtopics.com
Vaccines are maximally effective when everyone participates. It’s the reason why polio and smallpox have become eradicated in most parts of the world. A united vaccine front, rooted in the desire to protect the health of your neighbor as much as yourself, is the cure.
In order for herd immunity to occur a large portion of the population has to become immune to the disease. There’s an easy way and a hard way. The hard way: 70% of the population recovers from the virus and develops immune-protecting antibodies. The easy way: the same number, about 200 million people, get vaccinated.
The difference between the two approaches is that you risk having severe complications including death in the first scenario.Over 600,000 people have died since the start of the pandemic. The nation clamored for a vaccine. It’s here now, and our youth have an incredible opportunity to preserve our future and prevent more suffering at the hands of this disease. It’s time for our youth to be the change they want to be. Make an appointment. Get the vaccine.
Dr. Shamard Charlesis an assistant professor of public health and health promotion at St. Francis College and sits on the anti-bias review board of Dot Dash/VeryWell Health. He is also host of the health podcast, Heart Over Hype. He received his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his Masters of Public Health from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, he spent three years as senior health journalist for NBC News and served as a Global Press Fellow for the United Nations Foundation. You can follow him on Instagram @askdrcharles or Twitter @DrCharles_NBC. headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo News »
Gavin Newsom holds onto his job as California governor, CNN projects
California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated the effort to remove him from office, according to a projection from the CNN Decision Desk, capping off a recall effort that was born in partisan anger over his pandemic response but ended with a vote of confidence in his strategy to combat it.
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Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, ABC News survey findsDozens of hospitals surveyed by ABC News across the country report that very few fully vaccinated people are ending up in the ICU with COVID-19 . Of course. What would you expect Don't care Come on now. Are you telling the truth?
Florida's unexpected COVID-19 Delta surge could be prolonged: Infection expertFlorida health officials said that while they expected an uptick in coronavirus metrics over the summer, none predicted the Delta surge to be as significant as it has been across the state. Changes in the death rate is all that matters. All else is political propaganda. Delta was significant in india and uk and now in decline. Read article in ny times about it today. Cases arent deaths. Why get vaccine if you can still catch/spread it and have to follow same vaccine mandates as un vaccinated? Im never getting it.
House Republicans stage protest in Capitol over new COVID-19 mask rulesA group of House Republicans marched to the Senate floor Thursday to protest the new House mask mandate imposed by the Capitol's attending physician. Americans always complaining about things. Here in Asia, to innovate and to adopt temporarily, we make face masks as a fashion statement. Keeping safe in style! Hahahaha. Stupid stuff I’m tired of this stupid stuff it insults my intelligence Making fools of themselves and endangering lives with their ignorance smh
Biden announces Covid-19 vaccine incentives, mandates for federal workersPresident Biden announced new Covid-19 vaccine incentives including encouraging states to use federal funds to award unvaccinated people $100 if they get the vaccine. He also announced new Covid-19 vaccine mandates for federal workers and contractors and urged other workplaces to follow suit. Baby steps. There's so much more you could do POTUS. Ask major corporations to require vaccinations for their employees and customers. Make it mandatory for the military. Ask governors to do their part. Good deal means if you are family of 3 kids will get $500 not bad At least he is trying to get through to the dumb people
‘We waited too long’: Woman urges vaccinations after losing husband to COVID-19'I will miss my husband every single day,' Mia Ponte Vinnard told TODAY. People that were vaccinated reported they caught it again so what a joke this so-called vaccination is! 🙄 No, you were listening to Mr. Trump. Listen to the scientist. Getting vaccinated os smart. Take politics out of it and it becomes about health. Save ourselves and each other.
New Research Shines Light On How Covid-19 Can Damage The BrainResearch from the Alzheimer’s Association annual conference shows that Covid-19 can lead to cognitive issues—but many questions still remain. thanks How many people will Heart and Retweet this without even reading it?!?!? THE VAST MAJORITY!