Unlike those other countries, the US hasn’t put in the effort needed to move into a new phase with confidence. Booster coverage, even among older Americans, is abysmal, with only half of vaccinated adults having received a booster. This places the US 73rd globally for booster coverage. Fewer than 6% of immunocompromised Americans—a group that accounted for nearly 1 in 5 hospital admissions during the BA.2 surge—have received Evusheld, a therapy to help prevent covid-19.The US continues to have worse covid-19 outcomes than most of its peer countries. The US’s rate of deaths per capita has outpaced other high-income countries in the last year—lowering the country’s average life expectancy for the second year in a row. We need a full-court press this fall to reverse these trends and reach more of the public with boosters and antivirals.
.Let's hope the US get's it's collective shit together
Thank you so much. Hope is good; action even better. It is a good reminder that people need to call their reps & write the Whitehouse. They are inundated with emails, so email, call, AND snail mail to get more attention. The pandemic is far from over
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Global vaccine trackers
updated daily: Our world in Data https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations
NYT tracker updated often: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-vaccinations-tracker.html
Rates of COVID deaths per 100k by vaccination status. CDC-USA