Part II: American service people explain, Why I Got Vaccinated as America ramps up to fight delta-variant



America seems determined to fight the Delta Variant and keep the economy booming. as daily case counts grow and deaths surpass 2,000 per week.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is forecasting the United States will reach 1,036,000 deaths by 1 November 29 2021, at the current rate.

“The United States of America is still the ‘epicenter’ of the COVID-19 Pandemic with nearly one third of all active cases in the world,” according to biostatistician Fred Harris in Singapore.

In this article we look at women and men in the USA military, and why they say they are getting vaccinated.


by Melissa Hemingway with Micheal John


Getting vaccinated and masking up are key aspects of the USA plan to mitigate the new wave of COVID-19 infections mostly attributed to the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the US Whitehouse.

Schofield Barracks, HI, United States 07.14.2021. Video by Spc. Michael Bradle. In this video, Pfc. Isaac Dicenzo, is a member of the 25th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Intelligence Shop (S2), 25th Infantry Division. He explains why he got the Covid-19 vaccine.


Why I got vaccinated: For My Grandma

U.S. Air Force Capt. Judea Taguiped, 55th Aerial Port Squadron programs and readiness officer in charge, holds a white board with the reason why she received the COVID-19 vaccine at Travis Air Force Base, California, Jan. 28, 2021. The vaccine requires two doses per person, separated by about four weeks between doses. It is designed to protect personnel against the coronavirus, and officials are encouraging all personnel to take the vaccine as it becomes available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Why I got vaccinated

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Amelia Chromy, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs media section chief, holds a white board with the reason why she received the COVID-19 vaccine at Travis Air Force Base, California, Jan. 28, 2021. The vaccine requires two doses per person, separated by about four weeks between doses. It is designed to protect personnel against the coronavirus, and officials are encouraging all prioritized personnel to take the vaccine as it becomes available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karla Parra) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Masks are now mandatory, 29 July 2021, across the USA at all DoD Facilities; USA Veterans Affairs offices, also Disneyland, many US business corporations, Netflix, Facebook, Google, and some children’s hospitals are mandating mask wearing as deaths pass 2,000 per week.

Mask is a must for Oath of Enlistment DOD USA

29 July, 2021, North Chicago IL USA U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command mask-wearing is now mandatory at all Department of Defense facilities, vaccinated or not.
Photo Credit: Israel Molina | Applicants take the oath of enlistment at Chicago Military Entrance Processing Command

“California Guardsmen Continue to get COVID vaccinations”

28 July 2021  Video: Sacramento, CA, United States, by Master Sgt. David Loeffler, California National Guard


USA COVID-19 Statistics for July 1, 2022

Source: Civil Society Partners in Solidarity against COVID-19

U.S.A. (pop. 332,803,287)

  • CoV19 Reported Cases: 88,950,302
  • Current Reported Deaths:(CFR: 1.18%): 1,036,895 CSPaC.net estimated actual: 1,311,400
  • Cured: 84,916,391
  • Beta experimental: All time reported + unreported asymptomatic people maybe not sick, not immune, but possibly infectious and including the many people who have had several mild or asymptomatic infections: 485,703,726.76
  • 145.94% of the USA may have been infected or even reinfected including reported + estimated unreported mild and estimated asymptomatic (485,703,726.76) human infections, some of which may not have been ill in their first course of the disease, but could have spread the disease.
  • 1.18% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
  • 0.27% is estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
  • 1,311,400 estimated total COVID-19 deaths including unreported likely-cause excess deaths. According to projections of IHME, IHME calculation of excess deaths is slightly higher than what CSPaC is estimating.
Rest of the world excluding USA.
  • CoV19 Cases: 463,507,486
  • Deaths: 5,341,092 | 1.15%
  • Cured: 444,163,208
  • Reported + estimated all unreported 3,055,091,567

Note: Total statistics for the United States do not include these offshore territories. The US Military is included as if it is an offshore territory, not reported as continental USA data but as USA overall totals and included in world totals. FPMag evaluates these separately for many reasons.

TerritoryCasesDeathsRecovered
Continental US87,830,6921,036,895 | 1.18%84,201,622
+US Military665,332688 | 0.1%631,857
+Guam51,769371 | 0.7%50,768
+Puerto Rico 363,4374,571 | 1.26%332,285
+US Virgin Islands20,899118 | 0.6%20,555
+Northern Mariana Islands11,75935 | 0.3%11,589
+American Samoa6,41431 | 0.5%5,958
Totals88,950,3021,042,67884,916,391

The American Epicenter including ALL Territories has 17.60 % of global 'active' cases (2,991,233 USA (incl territories) / 17,000,202 Global), people infected with COVID-19 now.

Abundant proof that vaccines are working, an observation derived from unrelated data analysis.

As the epicenter we look at continental USA together with US territories and without. The significant decline in Case Fatality Rate (CFR) in the continental United States particularly, during 2 0 2 1, since vaccines became available, is believed to be due to vaccination rates and is abundant proof that the vaccines are working.

In order to avoid letting countries that refuse to report the sum of case recoveries, thus skewing global calculations, Burundi, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, most provinces of Canada, Ecuador, FaeroeIslands, Falklands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mongolia, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, South Korea, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Spain and Sweden 'recoveries' are estimated based on the current reported global recoveries as a percentage of all cases. (([reported recoveries]) divide (552,457,788 [Global Reported Sum of All Cases] less 30,161,714 [France Sum of Cases] less 909,882 [Ecuador Sum of Cases] less 12,734,038 [Spain Sum of Cases] less 8,190,255 [Netherlands Sum of Cases] less 2,519,199 [Sweden Sum of Cases] less 3,625,091 [Peru Sum of Cases])) = 96% a coefficient which is then adjusted according to the number of cases in the past 30 days and the new coefficient is applied to the sum of each of these nation's cumulative cases to estimate the missing recoveries data. In the case of France some additional hospital-sourced recovery data is factored.

Reported:
All USASum of CasesDeathsRecoveredActive
Continental USA87,830,6921,036,89584,201,6222,592,175
USA+territories88,950,3021,042,67884,916,391 2,991,233
Estimated:



USA+territories485,703,726.761,311,400469,587,64214,814,781

See The Lancet estimate of excess mortality from COVID-19 (Download PDF) in 191 countries/territories and 252 subnational units of select countries, from 1 January 2 0 2 0, to 31 December 2 0 2 1.

See also IHME Estimates for America.