COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing in the US, with the highest rates among the oldest and youngest Americans.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise
For nearly a month, COVID-19 hospitalizations have been increasing following weeks of decline and relatively low levels throughout the summer, As featured on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Impact on Senior Citizens
Experts attribute the high rates of hospitalizations among senior citizens to age being a risk factor for severe disease, as well as waning vaccine immunity. Many seniors have not taken advantage of the updated vaccine, leading to slowly declining protection.