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Covid-19 Hospitalizations for Those 30 to 39 Years Old at Record Rate

New Covid cases are are a huge upswing. Hospitalizations are at a record rate for 30-year olds.
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Daily New Cases 2021-08-14

The WSJ reports New Covid-19 Hospitalizations for 30- to 39-Year-Olds at Record Rate

The rate at which adults ages 30 to 39 are entering hospitals with Covid-19 reached about 2.5 per 100,000 people as of last Wednesday, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services, up from the previous peak of roughly 2 per 100,000 people in early January.

New hospital admissions of Covid-19 patients in their 30s hit 1,113 a day, on average, during the seven days that ended Wednesday, up from 908 the prior seven days. Recent numbers could change because reporting lags behind but would likely rise with additional reporting, epidemiologists said.

Even during the recent surge, young adults are at lower risk of Covid-19 hospitalizations than those in older age groups, according to CDC data. Risks of severe coronavirus infections increase with age and the health conditions that typically accompany getting older.

Covid-19 patients in their 30s have also soared in Florida, where hospitalizations in the latest surge have set new pandemic records

“They are people that shouldn’t be dying,” said Dr. Fiorica. One-third of Covid-19 patients ages 30 to 39 who were admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital since the pandemic began have arrived since June, when Delta began to push local cases higher.

Young Americans Aren’t Getting Vaccinated

Vaccination rates explain why 30-year-olds are getting hit at a record rate while those older aren't (except in low vaccination states like Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida).

Nationally, slightly less than half of those ages 25 to 39 are fully vaccinated, compared with 61% of all adults, CDC data show. Ages are available for 92% of those fully vaccinated.

Once again, the data speaks for itself and once again it is ignored by anti-vaxxers and those who simply do not trust the data.

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