The unvaccinated people bring a medical burden as well as the economic burden to the country.
The United States spent $6 billion on hospitalizing and providing health care to unvaccinated people. This cost was avoidable if these people were vaccinated.
Unvaccinated people can be the potential spreader of the virus and thus are the cause of concern. Despite the U.S. government’s continuous efforts, a group of people is still against vaccination.
The U.S. Spent $6 Billion On Hospitalizing The Unvaccinated.
At least 2,87,000 unvaccinated people got hospitalized for Covid-19 between June and August.
The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare came together to track health care costs and quality. The organizations came out with the results that the unvaccinated people brought a blow to economics.
The United States is spending a large sum of money on providing hospital care to unvaccinated people.
People above the age of 12 are eligible for vaccination. Despite this, a large number of hospitalizations show that people are reluctant to take their vaccine shots.
The KFF and Peterson team used the data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. They estimated that the average cost per hospitalization with Covid-19 is $20,000. It sums up to $5.7 billion for the total number of unvaccinated hospitalizations so far.
This cost burden comes from the preventable treatment of Covid-19. Only if the vaccination rates were high, this cost could have been cut short.
Low rates of vaccination can be a cause of misinformation among citizens.
As per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unvaccinated people are ten times more likely to die from Covid-19.
All this data reflects that vaccines are effective against the virus. The safety of the vaccine is also proven. Both Pfizer-BioNTech, as well as the Moderna vaccine, are fully approved by the FDA.
Society at large pays for the treatment of Covid-19 infected people. The money collected from the taxpayers, private insurance, businesses, and individual purchases goes for health care to infected people.
According to the report, 90% of insured people could have waived their saved money if hospitalized for Covid-19.
As much as 70% of the largest insurance firms are not waiving Covid-19 treatment costs. The 10 % are most likely to phase out cost-sharing by the end of October.
The United States is currently under the Covid-19 crisis. The surge in coronavirus cases and low vaccination rates are worsening the situation.
The expense of treating unvaccinated people is also a problem for the United States.
Colleges are also open now for in-person learning. Amid the spike, in some cases, the college reopening can bring another surge.
The debate over mask mandate is also on the rise. Increasing controversies over booster doses are still on.
The image about the booster doses may get clear by the weekend.
The FDA is likely to conduct an advisory meeting for booster doses. The CDC is yet to decide the meeting schedule.
The kids under 12 are a worrisome factor as universities are ready to reopen. These unvaccinated children are at higher risk of infection.