Holiday Travel Plans CANCELED By CDC Due To Shocking New Data
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases has the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking unvaccinated Americans not to travel during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
According to data obtained from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has an average of 160,000 Covid-19 cases each week and that number is rapidly growing. The much more contagious delta variant along with many students returning to the classroom has officials and health experts concerned.
“First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House Covid-19 Response Team Briefing on Tuesday.
Health experts agree that vaccination is the best tool for protection from the virus spreading. Experts further agree that the large number of Americans choosing not to take the vaccine have been attributed to the recent increase in the numbers
The CDC reports that 38.6% of Americans are eligible for the vaccine, but have not yet been vaccinated.
This week’s data provided by the CDC showed the hospitalization rate to be 16 times greater in the unvaccinated population as opposed to those vaccinated. The increase in cases, especially in the unvaccinated, has hospitals reaching their limits, and medical staff exhausted.
According to an investigation conducted by the CDC and the Illinois Dept of Illinois Department of Public Health, 180 covid-19 cases were linked to a church gathering. In June an Illinois church camp held a five-day conference and a two-day men’s conference, neither event required vaccination, testing or mask, by August, 180 cases were traced back to the event with five cases requiring hospitalizations.
Children aged 12-15 and are eligible for the vaccine, however, less than half of that age group have been vaccinated according to data released Monday by the CDC.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday that children are not vaccinated “exponentially,” increases the number of COVID positive cases in children.
Booster shots have been approved by the FDA for those 18-years of age and older, however, boosters have not been approved for those between the age of 12-17. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that he believes boosters will be available for this age group once the data is submitted to the FDA for safety considerations.
“Normally, an oxygen tank would be about 90% full, and the suppliers would let them get down to a refill level of 30-40% left in their tank, giving them a three-five-day cushion of supply” Donna Cross, senior director of facilities and construction at Premier, a health care performance improvement company.
What’s happening now is that hospitals are running down to about 10-20% of oxygen capacity, which is a one-two-day supply on hand, before they’re getting backfilled.”
“Even when they’re getting backfilled, it’s only a partial supply of about 50%,” Cross said.”It is a very critical situation.”