Updated July 28, 2021
- All Americans should receive a coronavirus vaccine; they’re safe, effective and the tool we need to return to normal.
- With roughly 343 million doses given, about half of U.S. residents are fully vaccinated for the coronavirus.
- As a growing portion of the U.S. population is protected from the coronavirus, both cases and death have dropped well below pandemic peaks.
- While variants of the coronavirus have emerged and are spreading in the U.S., focusing on getting more Americans vaccinated is the best course of action.
- Once someone is fully vaccinated, they should return to work and begin frequenting their favorite Main Street businesses with friends and family. Virtually all new coronavirus fatalities are among unvaccinated Americans.
Putting the Coronavirus into Perspective:
- About 80 percent of coronavirus deaths are among Americans who are 65 years or older.
- Those under the age of 50 account for just five percent of all coronavirus deaths.
- Those under the age of 18 account for less than one-tenth of a percentage-point (0.06 percent) of all coronavirus deaths.
- If you’re under the age of 50 years old, you’re more likely to be struck by lightning in your lifetime than first contract and then die of the coronavirus.
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