Early in the pandemic, it was believed that young people may get sick, but serious illness and death were extremely rare in younger people. 2021 has brought new trends with the Delta variant surging throughout the country. Unvaccinated people under the age of 65 are no longer believed to be any safer than anyone else. While data is still being collected, certain signs are starting to show. Six members of a Jacksonville Church have died in a 10-day span, a husband in Florida passed while his wife is unaware because she is on a ventilator, and a new mother was only able to hold her child for a few moments before passing. Most, if not all of these people were unvaccinated.
Hospitalizations and deaths among the under 65 population are rising as the older generations continue to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated children and teens are not excluded from those being hospitalized as well. The current trend is that all people of all ages are at risk if they are unvaccinated. Stay tuned for more news and information on how the Delta variant is affecting the U.S. population.