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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:58 PM

More People Hospitalized in U.S. Areas With Low Vaccine Rates

The coronavirus might be receding in much of the United States, but it continues to spread in communities with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, where highly contagious virus variants pose a threat to those who have not had shots.

In Smith County, Tenn., where only 20 percent of people are fully vaccinated, there has been an almost 700 percent increase in hospitalizations for Covid-19 over the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database. In Trousdale, Tenn., where only 23 percent of people have had two vaccine doses, hospitalizations have also surged by 700 percent in the same period.

The increase is not a coincidence, said Dr. Ted Delbridge, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. People who become ill with Covid-19 now are, “in most age groups, twice as likely to end up hospitalized as people who got the virus earlier in the course of the pandemic,” Dr. Delbridge said.

In Maryland, of those between the ages of 50 and 59 who contracted Covid-19 over the winter, about 8 percent were hospitalized, he said. From the end of April through the beginning of June, the hospitalization rate in that group was 19 percent.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/more-people-hospitalized-in-us-areas-with-low-vaccine-rates/ar-AAKRuPv

Kind of goes without saying but unfortunately needs to be reiterated.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 9 OP
Turbineguy Jun 9 #1
MiniMe Jun 9 #2
Hortensis Jun 9 #3
greenjar_01 Jun 9 #10
Hortensis Jun 9 #12
sdfernando Jun 9 #4
TheBlackAdder Jun 9 #5
greenjar_01 Jun 9 #8
SunSeeker Jun 9 #13
SunSeeker Jun 9 #14
calimary Jun 9 #25
SWBTATTReg Jun 9 #11
Probatim Jun 9 #15
SWBTATTReg Jun 9 #17
yonder Jun 9 #23
SergeStorms Jun 10 #31
Hekate Jun 10 #29
Johonny Jun 10 #35
Ocelot II Jun 9 #6
bucolic_frolic Jun 9 #16
greenjar_01 Jun 9 #7
SoonerPride Jun 9 #9
wyn borkins Jun 9 #18
ShazzieB Jun 9 #19
SergeStorms Jun 10 #32
wyn borkins Jun 10 #34
NQAS Jun 9 #20
LisaL Jun 9 #21
calimary Jun 9 #27
oldsoftie Jun 9 #22
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 9 #24
Butterflylady Jun 9 #26
patphil Jun 9 #28
birdographer Jun 10 #30
SergeStorms Jun 10 #33
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 11 #36

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:01 PM

1. No worries

Medicare for all will cover that.

Oh wait....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:02 PM

2. Color me surprised

NOT

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:07 PM

3. Today our county reported a sudden tall vertical spike of 81 new cases.

Memorial Day weekend, no doubt.

But also, this is north GA; last I looked a couple weeks ago, our county vaccination rate was 19%. We're in the more rural, less metro end of the county, so my assumption is the vaccination rate here was below that average.

It's too early for it to have gotten through to recalcitrants here that a) the dramatic drops in case rates and severity do not apply to unvaccinated populations like ours and b) that Covid's getting worse and starting to hit young people harder.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:25 PM

10. Same number of cases as Chicago

Current daily average: 82.

45% Fully vaxxed
53% at least one dose

I'm guessing your county has somewhat fewer than 2.7 million inhabitants?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:38 PM

12. @204,000. Somewhat fewer.

The sooner locals start seeing and recognizing local flares and hot spots for what they are, while other areas are returning to something like normal, the sooner many of those who've held off will wise up.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:11 PM

4. So Nazi Steve's plan (??)

letting the virus run rampant because it was affecting liberal areas and killing Democratic Party voters.....seems to be backfiring a bit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. My dental hygienist is anti-vax. I found out today. She later said most of family got VID.

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Some got it pretty hard too, such as her mother. But she said the risk of the vaccine is unknown and might be as risky as COVID-19. She said she's not afraid and she wants to go on and live her life, not being in fear.

I wish I knew that before she started working on my mouth. She asked why I was afraid and I said I have some immunodeficient people in my family, but noted that the extended family of 15 or so--NONE of them had contracted VID yet! I said that the people who politicize a virus and those who say Jesus takes the wheel are what scares me. And to that, I treat everyone as a carrier.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:21 PM

8. I would leave that practice immediately and tell the dentist why

What the fuck. She's literally sticking her hands in people's mouths and breathing directly into their faces all day.

Fucking hell.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:46 PM

13. +1

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:54 PM

25. No shit!!! I recommend the same thing!

Leave! Tell them why.

Then, find a new dentist with a staff that’s COVID-conscious. And tell THEM why, also.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:31 PM

11. VID? Not familiar with this? Thanks!

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:48 PM

15. The Vid - like "The Sugar". A colloquial term for COVID.

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Response to Probatim (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:53 PM

17. Ah!! Makes sense and thanks for the knowledge!! Take care!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:46 PM

23. "...live her life, not being in fear."

Yeah, me too, which is I'm vaxxed, but not quite fearless due to the likes of her.

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Response to yonder (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 06:57 PM

31. I live in fear....

of people like her, and those like her, who should know better.

These ridiculous ideas they have about side effects from the vaccine have absolutely no basis in fact. It's all Facebook and Twitter bullshit, passed on from their uncle's boss's son's best friend's girlfriend's cousin, who knows someone who positively had something like that. But they won't believe scientific evidence from Doctors with 12 years of college.

Ignorance is what I fear, and people who seem so damned proud to be ignorant.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:17 PM

29. Just had my teeth cleaned yesterday; the hygienist said upfront the whole office had been vaxxed....

She was masked and gloved, too. I was very appreciative.

I’m sorry for the encounter you had.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:06 PM

35. Get a new dental hygienist. Not worth the risk to you.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:19 PM

6. A lot of Darwin Awards to be presented...

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:48 PM

16. Hate to admit this is true

and might just contribute that little extra that helps tip the balance in favor of the sane.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:25 PM

9. I am ok with this.

Choosing not to be vaccinated is a high risk behavior and you reap what you sow.

Good luck to them.

May the odds he ever in their favor.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:10 PM

18. MAGAnetically Off-Topic

Overheard at a local coffee shop: an elderly lady stating that she refused to get vaccinated because the MAGAnets contained within the vaccine might disrupt her pacemaker...

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:23 PM

19. Stupid that profound makes my brain hurt. 😬

I really don't understand how people like that manage to feed and dress themselves!

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:07 PM

32. Don't these idiots realize.....

that the magnets they so fear would interfere with Bill Gates's tracking chips and render them useless?

These people need to think their conspiracy-nut side effects through to their logical conclusion. Of course if these people were using logic, this entire line of thinking would be moot, wouldn't it?

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:53 PM

34. MAGAnets :: How Do They Work (?)

Yes
MAGAmootie
Indeedie-doodie (!).

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:37 PM

20. I'm glad they interviewed that Dr. in Maryland

Otherwise I might have scratched my head wondering if there was a connection.

Anybody have any fucks left to give?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:40 PM

21. They might get covid, and possibly even die.

But at least keys won't stick to their foreheads.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:00 PM

27. Yep. Maybe they're doing us all a favor and they don't even realize it!

They’d be doing democracy a favor, too (by -um - shall we say “getting out of the way”?)

My apologies. I wish I didn’t feel that way. But those willful idiots kinda force it on me.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:43 PM

22. I'm waiting for the last couple weeks of June

Thats more than 2 weeks after the mem Day holiday
Lets see how many & who gets infected. I'm expecting a rise in the lower % states.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:49 PM

24. Would guess MAYBE 10% of Texans wearing masks. Only 36% vaccinated?

These people are incredibly stupid

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:59 PM

26. Absolutely no pity.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:01 PM

28. Death rate seems to be going up.

based on WorldOMeter:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=homeAdvegas1?%22#countries

Over all US death rate for the duration of the pandemic is about 1.8%. Rolling 7 day average on June 8th shows the death rate for the past week is 2.9%.

It was 2.7% for the week on June 1st.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:42 PM

30. About 25% vaccinated in this county

And we are always the only ones in the grocery store, etc., wearing masks. Of course we wear them, these morons are spreading it. A carnival began last weekend, it was so crowded people had to park far away and walk to it. With 75% not vaccinated. I imagine we will have a spike in a couple of weeks. I get that when they get sick, they tax our entire health system, but I really think this culling of the herd will ultimately make us stronger. It's their choice.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:13 PM

33. Let's call these communities and states...

what they really are: red states, and areas that voted for Trump. Not "low percentage of people vaccinated" areas. Red states. Trump voters. 'Nuff said.

Let them reap their fine crop of stupidity.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:54 AM

36. These are the numbers we need to hear

What percentage of deaths from covid are people who have been vaccinated vs. those who have not.

If these numbers were widely reported, I believe it would cause the vaccine-hesitant to rethink things.

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