Covid-19 Isn’t a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated Anymore

Covid-19 Isn’t a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated Anymore
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As we are approaching the 3rd year of the Covid-19 pandemic’s vaccine phase, the NY Times looks into the group that is still dying at the highest rate: individuals 65+. Despite 94% of American seniors being vaccinated, “Americans 65 and over account for 90 percent of new Covid deaths.” Is the vaccine ineffective? No. Evidence suggests that the vaccine “reduce[s] the risk of mortality from Covid in Americans over the age of 12 by more than 93 percent compared with the population of unvaccinated.” So, why are vaccinated people 65+ still dying in large numbers? The NY Times article explains that one of the factors is that “vaccines are not as effective among older adults because the immune system weakens with age. It’s much harder to train older immune systems, and that training diminishes more quickly.” In fact, “vaccinated people in their late 80s have a similar risk of Covid death as never-vaccinated 70-year-olds.” 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.