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These 4 Conditions Send Many COVID-19 Patients to the Hospital, Researchers Say

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Vaccinations can help keep even those with co-morbidities out of the hospital

Among the primary weapons for keeping people out of hospitals due to COVID-19 is vaccination. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which have been in the market for two months, were recently joined by one from Johnson & Johnson. About 15% of adult Americans have been given one vaccine dose, and almost 8% have received two shots. These are the worst hospitals in America.

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Herd immunity will cut hospital stays, too

The ultimate goal to prevent high fatalities from COVID-19 is herd immunity. While the definition varies among experts, it usually means that 70% to 80% of the population has either been infected or vaccinated. If new variants or carelessness about social distancing and mask-wearing do not cause another spike in the disease, hospitalizations should continue to fall.

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