THE HILL – Adults ages 65 and older who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are nearly 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than seniors who have received a full vaccine course and a booster shot.
New CDC data shows that unvaccinated seniors are 49 times more likely to go to the hospital than those that have been boosted.
Similarly, unvaccinated adults ages 50-64 are 44 times more likely to go to the hospital compared to their vaccinated and boosted counterparts.
The data was collected from Nov. 6 to Dec. 25. This is the first time the CDC has posted hospitalization rates based on vaccination status.
Vaccinated adults without the booster were found to still have significantly lower rates of hospitalization than the unvaccinated … SOURCE.
“Unvaccinated seniors above the age of 50 were 17 times more likely to end up in the hospital than fully vaccinated seniors without the booster.”
Nursing Home Staffing Shortage Worsens as COVID-19 Cases Rise
January 21, 2022
The American Journal of Managed Care – CDC data shows that more than 40,000 nursing home residents across the country tested positive for COVID-19, with 988 reported deaths, NPR reported.
In the first week of January, cases among staff hit a record of more than 67,000 cases, but began to slowly decline last week.
With slow vaccine and booster uptake in these settings on top of increasingly difficult staff-to-resident ratios, many nursing assistants are reporting “moral distress” and burnout and some facilities are limiting admissions or closing wings.
For example, despite the 1-to-8 staffing ratio mandate in New Jersey, the state has complaints that a single nursing assistant was caring for more than 50 residents at a time. Source.