U.S. Medical News: COVID-19 Deaths And Infections Going Down In America But Deaths From COVID-19 Vaccines Increasing! New Variants Spreading Fast!
Source: U.S. Medical News Feb 08, 2021 2 years ago
U.S. Medical News
: Good news for Americans in that COVID-19 infection rates, death rates and also hospitalization rates have gone down over the last 7 days. However disturbing news is emerging that more than 501 deaths have been officially reported in America as a result of the COVID-19 vaccines and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many such deaths are deliberately not being registered by hospital and health authorities as being due to the vaccines and in some cases as a result of deaths occurring days after the vaccination, no one is bothered to investigate or classify these deaths as being due to the COVID-19 vaccines. https://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?EVENTS=on&PAGENO=1&PERPAGE=10&ESORT&REVERSESORT&VAX=%28COVID19%29&VAXTYPES=%28COVID-19%29&DIED=Yes&fbclid=IwAR2rBWzmzUUh-5eWc3N4gp6PV3aEnpIyzAX0Oazu32g8hzrPHqKfVmflV1M
It is estimated that total number of deaths that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme could be as high as 6 times or about more than 3,000 individuals so far just in America. Though some consider it as a small figure compared to the millions that are being vaccinated, it is still human lives that we are talking here and it could happen to anyone.
The current death toll from COVID-19 in America
stands at 463,328 while the total number of COVID-19 infections exceeds 27 million. Hospitalization rates have gone down by about 20 per cent and now stand at about 91,000.
However more bad news for America is that the highly-contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom ie the B.1.1.7 variant is now spreading rapidly throughout the United States doubling around every 10 days, according to a new study.
Scientists predict that the strain known as B.1.1.7 could become the most prevalent in the nation by next month, according to the study, which is yet to be peer reviewed and was released Sunday on preprint server. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.06.21251159v1
The scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif, determined that the new variant arrived in the US as early as November.
By carefully looking at genomic analyses of the virus samples, they found that the mutation had doubled in frequency about every week and a half.
Just in Florida alone, the new strain is estimated to now be responsible for around 4 percent of all cases.
However by comparison, the national rate is probably between 1 and 2 percent, researchers said.
The new study estimates that its transmission rate has been between 35 and 45 percent higher than other strains, prompting researchers to warn that “immediate” action is necessary in order to prevent surges similar to the ones that have for
ced new lockdowns in the UK.
Corresponding author Dr Karthik Gangavarapu from the department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla-California told Thailand Medical News, “Our study shows that the US is on a similar trajectory as other countries where B.1.1.7 rapidly became the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant, requiring immediate and decisive action to minimize covid-19 morbidity and mortality.”
Dr Gangavarapu added, “These findings show that B.1.1.7 will likely become the dominant variant in many US states by March 2021, leading to further surges of COVID-19 in the country.”
The U. S. CDC has detected at least 611 cases of the strain in 33 states, though the variant is likely far more widespread since genetic sequencing is not a standard practice in the United States!
If anyone really thinks that things are going to be any better in the United States, they are going to be in for a rude shock in the coming months. Far from anything getting better, things are expected to be catastrophic in the coming months especially when an highly anticipated third wave is expected to strike sometime between May and June or maybe earlier due to more potent variants debuting and even reassortant strains
(both human-human and zoonotic) emerging coupled by the fact that the real effects of the current vaccination programme should be known by then.
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