US coronavirus: Hospitalization rates are down across the US, but these 8 states still have fewer than 15% of ICU beds available


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Dwindling capacity from Covid-19 has led to many hospitals strained for resources and staffing, often leaving them unable to provide the standard of care they would like, according to health care professionals.

On average over the last week, Covid-19 hospitalizations have declined by more than 1,400 a day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Whether the change is temporary or the beginning of the end is still not clear, health experts say, and now is not the time to get complacent.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said the vast majority of the US will need to be vaccinated to control the spread, but according to data from the CDC only 56% of the population is fully vaccinated.

“I am worried that we still have some tough days ahead,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean at Brown University School of Public Health. “Even though we’re doing reasonably well on vaccines, we’ve got to do much better because the Delta variant is very good at finding people who are unvaccinated and infecting them.”

And with children under 12 still not yet eligible to be vaccinated, many experts are concerned about how kids will fare.

An average of 225 kids were admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 every day for the last seven days, according to data from the CDC. The number is down from an average of 263 the previous week.

While pediatric infections have been decreasing, they remain high. Children under 18 make up 22% of the US population but account for 27% of all cases nationwide, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

And although those cases are less likely to be severe or result in death, children can end up with long-term symptoms.

Child deaths are an ’embarrassment’

Child deaths from a preventable illness such as Covid-19 are the motivation for authorizing a vaccine in children, the US Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccine official said Tuesday.

“In this…



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