Covid 19 Update: Broome County

Covid 19 Update: Broome County

Saba Rashid, journalist

As the covid pandemic progresses scientists are working around the clock to end this pandemic. The vaccines have created some ease for health care workers. However, the vaccine’s ability to protect people is now in question. The CDC determined that the Moderna Vaccine prevents covid case hospitalizations better than the Pfizer and J&J vaccine. The Moderna vaccine provides 92% effectiveness from hospitalization while the Pfizer vaccine provides only 77 (https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959073).

In Broome County, there are currently 24,183 positive covid cases and 390 covid deaths. The covid cases for teenagers in Broome are on the rise. At the moment there are 120 active covid cases for people between the ages of zero and seventeen years old. While 63% of people in Broome County received at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine, 59% of Broome’s population is completely vaccinated. Source: Broome County Dashboard.

Overall, in the United States, there are currently 2.51 million covid cases, and they are on the rise again. People who received the vaccine or contracted covid prove to have stronger immune systems than those who have not. The majority of people contracting covid and experiencing fatal symptoms consist of unvaccinated people. Meanwhile, the individuals with the vaccine have symptoms no different than a common cold. The covid-19 vaccine remains very controversial; however, it is important to look at the facts of our current environment and make a decision for yourself!