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CDC: Seniors Without Boosters are 49 Times More Likely to be Hospitalized

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that adults aged 65 or older who were not vaccinated against Covid-19 were 49 times more likely to need hospitalization than those who received booster shots.

In December, the CDC found that the rate of Covid-related hospitalizations among unvaccinated adults in that age group was 17 times higher than among fully vaccinated adults.

In a report by The Guardian, CDC stated that the probability of unvaccinated adults between 50 and 64 needing hospitalization is 44 times greater than that of immunized adults.

The likelihood of hospitalization related to Covid was also 17 times higher in that same age group of unvaccinated adults.

CDC data shows that 65 and older adults who received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines had a 94% decreased risk of Covid-related hospitalizations.

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Adults who are unvaccinated between the ages of 18 and 49 are 12 times more likely to be hospitalized, while adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 are 9 times more likely to be hospitalized compared with individuals who are fully immunized.

“Getting very sick means that older adults with Covid-19 might need hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they might even die. The risk increases for people in their 50s and increases in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. People 85 and older are the most likely to get very sick,” the CDC statement said on its website.

“Get vaccinated as soon as possible,” the agency stated.

The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities recently released a report affirming the need for booster shots.

“Reviewing data on the impact of Omicron, the participants concluded that current vaccines offer less protection against infection and mild disease caused by this variant. However, vaccination continues to offer considerable protection from hospitalization and severe Covid-19 with Omicron, especially after a booster dose,” the agency said.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that a booster dose is needed to extend vaccine protection,” they continued.

However, the regulators also admitted that “the administration of multiple booster doses at short intervals is not a sustainable approach in the longer term,”

“There is a need to develop a long-term strategy on the types of vaccines needed to manage Covid in the future.”

Based on Johns Hopkins data, over 69 million cases and over 860,000 deaths have been reported since the outbreak began. Approximately 63% of Americans have been fully immunized via a vaccine.

As of this week, Anthony Fauci, the US government’s top medical adviser, said that there were five stages of the pandemic.

At the time of his statement, he said the world was still at the beginning, “where the whole world is really very negatively impacted as we are right now.”

Deceleration, control, elimination, and eradication are the four phases out of five.

“If you look at the history of infectious diseases, we’ve only eradicated one infectious disease in man, and that’s smallpox. That’s not going to happen with this virus,” Fauci explained.

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