Labor Day Covid-19 Cases Soar 300%+ from Last Year in the U.S.
Johns Hopkins University data shows that the daily coronavirus cases were four times higher than following the Labor Day weekend last year. Worse, the number of daily deaths is twice as high as they were this time in 2020.
There’s a lot of hope circulating in the mainstream media that the current spike in Delta variant Covid-19 cases that is overwhelming hospitals across the country has or will peak in the next two weeks that should lead to the fading of the pandemic in the United States before the end of this year.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, over 40 million Americans have been infected. Yet, in just the last month, the number of Covid-19 cases has jumped by an astounding 4 million in the previous month alone.
Health officials point out that the most significant difference between this year and last year is the more contagious Delta variant. They blame the 316% increase over last year’s daily infections on the COVID-19 Delta mutation and the large number – as many as 80 million Americans refusing to become vaccinated against the fast-spreading disease.
In its latest data release, Health and Human Services report that hospitalization rates are up 157% compared with Labor Day weekend 2020. This leaves medical facilities overwhelmed and their staffs exhausted, and so critically short of manpower that doctors around the country are warning that they may be forced to deny hospital admissions and, by doing so, making life-and-death decisions…
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN…
“We are perilously close. You’re going to have to make some very tough choices.”
The dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections continues to be a health crisis among the unvaccinated. On Thursday morning, the CDC said it had reports of approximately 5,800 so-called breakthrough infections out of the nearly 77 million individuals in the United States who have been fully vaccinated.
This means that the chances of the average vaccinated American contracting COVID is about 1 in 5,000 per day and even lower for people who take precautions or live in a highly vaccinated community.
This reality prompted U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky last week to warn unvaccinated Americans against traveling for the holiday weekend until the infection rates drop dramatically, hopefully later this year.
She also emphasized that vaccinated people should wear their masks when required and that the high rate of virus transmission meant that it could be risky for them to travel.
Nationwide, only 53% of the total population is fully vaccinated, and just 62% of eligible Americans have received their jabs, leaving tens of millions at risk.
The most disturbing difference between last year and this year is the skyrocketing numbers of Covid-19 infections among children.
Pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket as delta variant spreads l GMA