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A new federal study strengthens the case for vaccine mandates.

The release of new data by federal health officials comes just one day after President Biden issued broad mandates aimed at encouraging American workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Covid-19. The data shows that unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely than vaccinated people to die from Covid-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three major studies released on Friday demonstrated the efficacy of vaccines in avoiding viral infections as well as hospitalizations due to the virus.

The findings of the research highlighted the widespread belief among experts that vaccination hesitancy and rejection contributed to the pandemic’s extension. Some experts said in an interview that the government’s new strategy should be effective in halting the spread of diseases and returning the nation to normal in the long term.

It is also possible that the new statistics may assist to restore public trust in the nation’s vaccinations, which has suffered as a result of unexpected reports of breakthrough infections.

Between April and July, one of the studies examined more than 600,000 viral infections in 13 states, which represented about one-quarter of the population of the United States. In their findings, the researchers found that those who were not completely vaccinated against the virus were much more vulnerable to infections, sickness, and death as a result of the virus.

As a result, the Biden administration’s aggressive immunisation campaign has received largely positive reviews from scientists. “It is part of the transition from short-term responses to long-term solutions,” said Natalie Dean, a biostatistician at Emory University in Atlanta, who believes that mandatory vaccines will be critical in keeping the virus under control when it becomes endemic in the United States.

David Faber
I am a Business Journalist of The National Era
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