According to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preliminary data reveals that more than 99% of deaths over the last six months were among unvaccinated people.
The CDC suggests that Americans 50 years and older make up 27% of COVID-19 infections in preliminary June data. More complete data from May have them as 26% of all cases.
Experts say that this is a significant shift from December 2020 when 35% of all cases were among those ages 50 and older. Americans 50 years and beyond make up 36% of the population. Although the risk of serious illness and deaths are still predominant in older adults, there has been a considerable shift in the pattern since vaccination began in the country.
Additionally, a UK study also suggested a significant drop in COVID hospitalization cases among older adults after their vaccine rollout.