Experts said that 99% of deaths from the emerging coronavirus disease "Covid-19" belong to a certain category, so what is it?
Why do vaccinators get infected?
How can we eliminate the epidemic?
We start with the first question, where experts in the United States say that 99% of COVID-19 deaths are from unvaccinated people.
New coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again with the spread of the highly contagious delta strain of coronavirus as the dominant strain in the United States.
According to public health officials, the vast majority of people who are hospitalized due to the Corona virus, and who died of the disease, were not vaccinated, according to a report published by the “Cnet” website.
More than 97 percent of hospital admissions for coronavirus right now are from unvaccinated people, Dr. Rochelle Wallinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday, adding, "There is a clear message coming: This has become an unvaccinated pandemic." .
In early July, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to US President Joe Biden, told CBS that 99.2% of COVID-19 deaths are now from unvaccinated people.
And in Texas, 99.5% of people who died of COVID-19 from February 8 to July 14 were not vaccinated, according to a report in the Texas Tribune.
Why do vaccinated people get infected?
The rapid spread of the Delta strain among vaccinated people in the United States was demonstrated when a small town in Massachusetts hosted more than 60,000 people without masks during Independence Day celebrations on the fourth of July, and ended up recording at least 256 cases of the virus, and it was About two-thirds of infections are in people who have been vaccinated earlier.
In a report published by the American newspaper "New York Times", writer Apurva Mandavili says that such a thing has been repeated throughout the United States, which shows that vaccines are not a panacea against the virus, although they greatly reduce its danger.
But according to experts, the prevalence of infection among vaccinated people is not high, and in most cases these cases do not require hospitalization, and do not cause death.
According to official figures, more than 97% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
Last Thursday, Dr. Fauci said that reports of infections do not necessarily mean that vaccines are not effective, adding that "the success of the vaccine depends on preventing disease."
Experts stress that those who receive the vaccine can become infected without showing any symptoms, or they may often show mild symptoms.
The current situation requires, according to a number of specialists, that vaccinated recipients adhere to preventive measures, including wearing masks in closed and crowded places such as shopping centers and party halls.
"Health officials should make it clear to people that the primary role of vaccines is to reduce the incidence of serious symptoms, and that it is impossible to reach 100% effectiveness," says Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Kristen Panthghani.
But what is reassuring, according to the writer, is that all currently available vaccines are able to prevent serious symptoms or death due to mutated strains, and laboratory studies have proven that the Delta strain is lighter than the beta strain that was first detected in South Africa.
Vaccines prepare the immune system to recognize the virus when it enters the body quickly enough to eliminate it before any major damage occurs.
"This explains why people get the virus without having serious symptoms," says Michael Nussweig, an immunologist at Rockefeller University. "It's almost inevitable, unless we repeatedly vaccinate people with boosters."
We can eliminate the epidemic
In a report published by the American newspaper "Washington Post", writer Fareed Zakaria said that what science builds is destroyed by politics.
The United States is still struggling to fully vaccinate 60% of the adult population despite an adequate supply of the vaccine, which means that eradicating the epidemic will remain a distant goal.
Even with the tools to end this tragedy, many would still prefer to live with the virus.
The writer pointed out that anti-vaccination sentiment finds an echo not only in the United States, but also in many countries around the world.
But in the United States in particular, major political forces are spreading disinformation on a large scale about a deadly disease.
As American disinformation becomes global, this legitimizes it and encourages anti-vaccine opponents to stick to their positions.
France is also witnessing the spread of anti-vaccination sentiment, but it appears that the political leadership has changed its mind, as President Emmanuel Macron recently announced that he will require health workers to receive the vaccine.
In addition, non-vaccinators will not be allowed to enter restaurants and cafes, go to theaters and cinemas, or ride trains and planes.
Although the new vaccine passport has angered citizens, millions of French have registered to receive the vaccine since Macron announced these rules.
On the other hand, France's opposition leaders continue to criticize this policy harshly without spreading misinformation.
The writer said that Biden needs to be strict, and makes clear that no one in the country of liberties has the right to do anything that endangers the lives of others or is a burden on them.