Recently, one piece of data has gotten into the spotlight: 99.5% of all the people dying from COVID-19 in the US are those still unvaccinated. Moreover, infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of more than 107,000 hospitalizations from coronavirus, which makes it about 1.1%. It’s now agreed that the numbers serve as staggering proof of just how effective the vaccines have been.

And although CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House briefing in June that the vaccine is so effective that “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable,” many people still haven't gotten a shot. In fact, just under 50% of the American population has been vaccinated as of mid-July 2021. Moreover, the US supply of vaccines is so abundant and demand for them has dropped so much that too many doses sit unused.

Seeing unvaccinated people suffering from COVID-19 complications and dying from it is especially tragic when you know that every death could have been prevented. So no wonder many vaccine critics have made it to the headlines for finally regretting not getting a vaccine earlier, but sadly, often it’s all too late.

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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

You can almost hear what anti-vaxers will say: "FAKE NEWS!" and "HE WAS PRO-VAX ALL ALONG!" and "OPEN YOUR EYES SHEEPLE! THE MEDIA ALWAYS LIE TO YOU!"... So, no effect really.

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Victor Botha
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1 month ago

If idiot mom had the family vaccinated (those eligible anyway) it might have prevented her poor child from becoming another statistic.

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Francis
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2 months ago

whoaa it is almost like we told you for more than 1.5 years that this is not just a simple flu! yeez

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"You can see it dawn on them that they potentially made the biggest mistake of their lives," the harrowing words by Samantha Batt-Rawden, a British senior intensive care doctor and the president of the Doctors' Association UK, reflect the tragic situation.

"You know that there is something that the patient could have had which would have meant their life is not at risk, and it is a question we get asked a lot," she added referring to the available COVID-19 vaccines. She also overheard numerous sorrows from family members of the patients that refused to get a potentially life-saving vaccine.

Many similar statements were made by ICU doctors across Europe and the US as the pace of vaccination has dropped dramatically.

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NsG
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2 months ago

Maybe?! She's still on "maybe"?!!!

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Claire Conroy
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2 months ago

It makes me angry that he was eligible for a double-lung transplant over the patients who have potentially waiting for years and had a condition that was not preventable by a vaccine.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

Yet we all know that the next time she needs a vaccination she'll refuse because she had one vaccination and didn't end up autistic and that's all the risk she's going to take in her lifetime.

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The same drop in vaccination and an alarming rise of cases in unvaccinated patients is sweeping across the US. But according to experts, the coronavirus deaths that are now dubbed ‘preventable’ will continue, with unvaccinated pockets of the nation having outbreaks as soon as the fall season sets in. According to AP News, Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, said modeling suggests the nation will hit 1,000 deaths per day again next year.

Meanwhile, while the growing number of tragic stories about unvaccinated people dying may indeed inspire skeptics to finally get their jabs, young adults may be better motivated by a wish to protect their closed ones, argues David Michaels, who’s an epidemiologist at George Washington University. Young adults are the group considered least likely to get vaccinated.

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

Darwinism at it's finest

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

If he'd died, they could have played it at his funeral. Shame really.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Welp, you play you pay.

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In the White House briefing in June, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated: “COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 12 and up.” According to her, “They are nearly 100% effective against severe disease and death—meaning nearly every death due to COVID-19 is particularly tragic, because nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19 is at this point entirely preventable."

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases confirmed to CNN that those still dying from COVID-19 in the US are "overwhelmingly" unvaccinated. So there's enough overwhelming evidence to conclude that people have knowingly put themselves in harm's way during this lethal pandemic.

This fact, of course, doesn’t make their deaths any less tragic and they should serve as an urgent reminder that up until the point of falling victim to the now-spreading Delta variant of COVID-19, vaccination is the only way to keep yourself and your family members safe before it’s too late.

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

I hope the vaccinated get the new lung(s) before the unvaccinated.

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Watching
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2 months ago

Ya think?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Surprise!!! Thoughts, prayers and incense mean nothing to a non-religious virus. Should have tried converting the virus first.

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Mazer
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2 months ago

Free to deny, free to die. Free until the bitter end

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Calling a killer virus with over 4 million deaths to its name, "a bug" is kind of condescending.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

An EMT not wanting a vaccine... Oh boy what a fool.

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Being young is no excuse for ignorance. What part of 'millions are dead and dying' did they not grasp? Makes you wonder if they are safe crossing the road.

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CP
Community Member
2 months ago

All police should be required to get the shot since they are public servants and interact with a lot of people.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

Not wanting your children protected is a crime.

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NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless (s)he was unable to get vaccinated for timing or priority reasons, (s)he should not BE a doctor.

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

There lies the rub. Crippled hospitals. You might have to delay treatment for your heart attack because the ambulances and hospitals are full of idiots who couldn't grasp the idea that vaccines are good and COVID is bad. It makes me wonder how many people have died waiting for treatment because the hospital was packed with idiots. In fact, it does more than make me wonder, it makes me bloody annoyed.

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Hesitancy or refusal? There's gotta be a difference between an anti-vaxxer and someone who just put it off.

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Carlye Piparato
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1 month ago

They shouldn’t be allowed in hospitals.

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Pepper DeVoe
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1 month ago

"COVID is nasty." understatement of the year

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm gonna stop reading these and go onto something else now. My blood is boiling with anger and frustration at the ignorance, idiocy and selfishness of these people. Goodbye. I'll meet you all in the Propaganda Posters thread. Farewell.

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michael reid
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1 month ago

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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Brenda Couvee
Community Member
1 month ago

He didn't think of the risks to his children? Honestly, what a d**k!

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Norma
Community Member
1 month ago

I live in Arkansas and let me tell you it's a sobering thing to walk the aisles of Walmart (masked and vaccinated) and realize 2 out of every 3 people that walk past you are probably not vaccinated and I'm the only customer in the store wearing a mask!

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh come on. IQ = Room Temperature. In celsius.