Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 4: ‘ReAwaken America’ Tour Puts Trump Loyalists on Stage with Anti-Vax Doctors

By Paul Riegler on 4 September 2021
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A group of Trump loyalists and conservative doctors who push discredited Covid-19 cures are appearing together at a series of events across the United States. Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Lin Wood, as well as MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell are featured speakers along with anti-vax doctors on the “ReAwaken America” tour, which bills itself as a “health and freedom” event.

The event fuels disinformation about the election and the pandemic, according to a report in the Guardian.

Events have already been held in Michigan and Florida.

As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded 220.8 million Covid-19 cases and almost 4.6 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, 197.4 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.

The average daily number of new coronavirus cases in the United States over the past 14 days is 163,667, a 12% change and a trend that is fueled by the highly contagious India, or Delta, variant.  The average daily death toll over the same period is 1,550, a change of 59% over the same period.

Since the start of the pandemic the United States has recorded 40.7 million cases, a higher figure than any other country and one that is followed by India, which now has over 32.9 million officially recorded cases and 440,461deaths, although experts believe that both numbers are in reality significantly higher.

Since vaccinations started at the end of last year over 5.41 billion doses have been administered across the globe as of Saturday morning, an increase of 0.03 billion over the past 24 hours and the equivalent of 71 doses for every 100 people, a one-dose increase per hundred over the past 24 hours.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that, as of Saturday, 206.5 million people in the United States – or 62.2% – have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Of that population, 52.9%, or 175.5 million people, are now fully vaccinated, and the total number of doses that have been dispensed in the United States is now 371.3 million, which translates to  400,000  shots dispensed on Friday. Breaking this down further, 74.7.% of the population over the age of 18 – or 192.9 million people – has received at least a first inoculation and 63.3% of the same group – or 165 million people – is fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations for children have risen sharply over the summer as the highly transmissible Delta variant surged across the country, according to two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One study found that, from June to mid-August, the hospitalization rate for children and teenagers increased fivefold, just slightly below January’s peak.

Vaccinations in teenagers have made a difference, a second study found.  The hospitalization rate for non-vaccinated adolescents was ten times as high as in those who were inoculated against Covid.

Finally, a large study of patients who became very ill with Covid found that kidney-related issues can last for months after the initial infection.   The study, published over the past week in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, also found that having had Covid may lead to a lifelong reduction of kidney function in some patients.

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