One of every hundred aged Americans has died as the country’s death rate due to covid has reached 800,000.
As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches the end of its second year, the US stands on the cusp of exceeding the death toll of 800,000 due to the virus. No demographic has been suffered more than the senior citizens of the country who, despite getting fully vaccinated, are still standing on the verge of death.
75% of the total deaths recorded were of citizens 65 or older. While the youngsters have a death ratio of 1:1400.
The increased risk of death for senior citizens has dominated life for several people, partly as family and friends try to keep them safe.
“You get kind of forgotten,’’ said the 65 year old Pat Hayashi, from San Francisco. “In the pandemic, the isolation and the loneliness got worse. We lost our freedom and we lost our services.”
Even though older US citizens have been actively vaccinated ever since the vaccine became available, they make the most of the death toll.
As per the data received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the last two months saw a greater number of older citizens’ deaths, rising once again after the country faces younger deaths in the first two quarters of the year.
Around 1200 people die every day due to covid in the United States – current data says.
In an interview, the senior citizens said that they have continued to endure fear and isolation associated with the virus long after millions of young and middle-aged Americans have resumed their normal lives. Despite being fully vaccinated they are the ones making the biggest chunk of the death rate. On the other hand, unvaccinated older people face serious complications as the hospitals in New England, Southwest and Midwest have been stormed with an influx of senior patients.
Due to the current situation, several have dropped travel plans for the year and some have even stopped dining out.
“After seeing a couple of people we knew die, we weren’t going to take any chances at all,” the 70-year-old semiretired sales executive Rob Eiring opens up about how he and his family responded to the deadly pandemic. “We really retreated. Everything turned inward for us.”