Unvaccinated adults 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19: CDC

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Published: 2021-10-17 13:08

Last Updated: 2021-11-29 05:03


Unvaccinated adults 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19: CDC
Unvaccinated adults 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19: CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new data Saturday showing that adults who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are 11 times more likely to die from the disease compared to fully vaccinated adults in the United States throughout last August.

According to what CNN Arabic published Sunday, the data confirmed that unvaccinated adults were more likely to be infected with the virus several times throughout the month, and in the last week of August they were 19 times more likely to be admitted to hospital due to illness compared to fully vaccinated adults.

In a separate context, the World Health Organization announced an increase in the number of deaths from tuberculosis worldwide for the first time in a decade, as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, which hampered access to health services around the world.

"This is worrying news that should serve as a wake-up call about the urgent need for investments and innovation to close the gaps in diagnosis, treatment and care for the millions of people affected by this ancient, preventable and treatable disease," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.

This is a setback after years of progress towards tackling a curable disease that affects millions around the world.

In its annual report on tuberculosis for the year 2020, the WHO said that progress towards eliminating the disease has been hit by the increasing number of undiagnosed and treated cases.