As COVID-19 cases across the country begin to rise again, the bulk of the “suffering” is falling on the unvaccinated, according to the CDC.
People ages 12 and older in the US who weren’t vaccinated had a nine-time greater “risk of dying” in May when compared to those who had at least one primary series of COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, according to the CDC.
In April, 0.13 deaths were reported per 100,000 COVID-19 cases compared to 0.65 for those who had not been inoculated, according to CDC data.
Unvaccinated Americans ages 5 and up, meanwhile, were nearly twice as likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 and had a six-times greater chance of dying in May compared to those who had been vaccinated, according to the CDC.
“People who were unvaccinated had a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 and a greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people who were vaccinated overall,” the CDC website claims.