COVID-19 Tracker 9/1/2021

 
We have received a significant number of requests to continue publishing the COVID-19 tracker. With the Delta variant on everyone's mind as cases rise again, we are hearing more about school closings, mask mandates, potential shutdowns, vaccine mandates, vaccine effectiveness, the list goes on and on. In this week's edition we focus heavily on data from Israel because they are one of the only countries worldwide that consistently breaks down data by vaccine status, and with a lack of publicly available data on the subject from the CDC, we think their numbers offer unique insight at a time of uncertainty. The vaccines have clearly led to a lower overall level of deaths during this recent wave of Delta cases, and that represents considerable progress. However, they are not 99%+ effective at preventing infection or hospitalization, especially for those in high-risk categories. There are still many questions out there, and it's important to follow the data closely.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 9:13 AM

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