(Washington D.C.) New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests getting the COVID-19 vaccine could be a lifesaver.
The C-D-C study finds unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from the coronavirus that than those who are fully vaccinated.
The research also shows the unvaccinated are more than ten times more likely to be hospitalized and four-and-a-half times more likely to contract COVID-19.
Forty-six-point-two percent of eligible Missourians are fully vaccinated, which ranks 39th in the nation.
Fifty-two-point-six percent of the state’s residents have received one dose.
An order issued by President Biden requires workers at large employers and health care providers to get the COVID vaccine.
Governor Mike Parson and Missouri Republicans strongly oppose a federal mandate.
House leaders plan to hold a public hearing Wednesday on the issue.