10 August 2021

• The New York Times analyzed data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections from 40 states, noting that the hospitalization rate among fully vaccinated people ranges from 0.1 percent to 5 percent, and the death rate ranges from 0.2 percent to 6 percent. Overall, unvaccinated people were at least five times more likely to be hospitalized people were, and they were eight times more often to die from COVID-19, although these rates varied significantly by state. For example, unvaccinated people were 185 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas than those who were fully vaccinated, and 87 times more likely to die in Georgia. Source

• Facebook announced that it has removed a network of Russian-based accounts that were spreading misinformation about coronavirus vaccines, including claims that AstraZeneca’s vaccines turned people into chimpanzees. The campaigns targeted India, Latin America and the US. Source

• In Mexico, where a third wave of coronavirus has swept across the country, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announces that the US is donating 5 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and 3.5 million doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. Source 

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