While the country is starting to see some relief as COVID case numbers driven by a summer surge of the delta variant start to decrease, at the same time our country has passed the "latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone" nonetheless: more than 700,000 deaths. That's more people than the entire population of Boston. That figure was exceeded on Friday, with the latest 100,000 deaths coming over the past three and a half months. It's especially frustrating for medical professionals and public health officials as vaccines are now widely available to the American public and could have reduced these numbers considerably. About117 million Americans have yet to be vaccinated, including 70 million who are now eligible to get the shot. According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, individuals who haven't been fully vaccinated are eight times more likely to be infected, 41 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 57 times more likely to die. (ABC News)
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