A: No, not yet. In some U.S states case and hospitalization rates AMONG the unvaccinated are still as high as during the winter surge.
While this is still true overall, the statistics obscure higher rates among those who are not vaccinated.
With vaccines working as they should, new cases are increasingly concentrated in a smaller part of the population who is still susceptible.
The Washington Post recently calculated these rates among the unvaccinated for each state.
Case rates among the unvaccinated as high as the overall rate on January 26.
Hospitalizations rates among the unvaccinated as high as the overall rate on February 26.
Deaths rates among the unvaccinated as high as the overall rate on January 27.
➡️ BOTTOM LINE: Unvaccinated people are still at significant risk of infection, hospitalization, and death in many states.
Vaccines are working as intended; thus hospitalizations and deaths will continue be concentrated in unvaccinated people.
We are not yet at high enough levels of vaccination for the “herd” to truly protect the unvaccinated—the best thing you can do to prevent disease from COVID-19 in yourself and others is to get vaccinated and encourage those around you to do so.
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We highly recommend exploring the data visualizations in the Washington Post.