Washington Post: “There are more than 100,000 people hospitalized with covid-19 in the United States, a level not seen since Jan. 30 — when coronavirus vaccines were not widely available — as the country grapples with the delta variant’s spread.”
A new Peterson-KFF analysis finds the spike in hospitalizations of unvaccinated adults — which are almost all preventable — cost the U.S. health system more than $2 billion in June and July. Axios: “Those costs are ultimately shouldered by all of us, not just those who remain unvaccinated and then get severely ill. A coronavirus hospitalization costs, on average, around $20,000.”
“There wasn’t a single I.C.U. bed available in Alabama on Wednesday, a possible sign of what other states may confront soon amid a deadly surge of new infections in parts of the United States with low vaccination rates,” the New York Times reports.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 54% of parents surveyed don’t support their schools requiring Covid vaccinations even with full FDA approval, but that 63% support requiring unvaccinated students and staff to wear masks.
Florida is requesting hundreds of ventilators from the federal government after a surge in COVID-19 across the state, according to a Department of Health and Human Services planning document obtained by ABC News.
A new Civiqs poll finds that only 14% of Republicans surveyed are very worried or somewhat worried about the Delta Covid-19 variant. Meanwhile, 49% of independents and 87% of Democrats are worried.
Floridians, Dr. DeSantis doesn’t really care about ya,
He says, Don’t let that bad coronavirus bug scare ya!
And when it comes to masks,
Don’t even bother to ask —
Dr. DeSantis says COVID-19 is caused by too much “media hysteria.”