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A man receiving his second dose in Gurugram, India. Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images.

Unvaccinated people were about 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 and were more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease, a new study from the CDC released on Friday found.

Why it matters: The Biden administration has now ramped up efforts to control the virus as cases and hospitalizations largely driven by the Delta variant surge nationwide.

The study took place between April 4th and July 17th.

  • The study analyzed vaccination status across 13 U.S. jurisdictions and compared them with their hospital rates.

By the numbers: Of the 37,948 hospitalizations in the 13 jurisdictions, 2,976 or about 8% were vaccinated.

  • Of the 6,748 deaths, 616 or about 9% were people who were fully vaccinated.
  • Of the 615,454 cases the agency looked at, 46,312 or about 8% of people were fully vaccinated.

Of note: The CDC also released two more studies today related to vaccine effectiveness, finding that Moderna remained the most effective vaccine but that all vaccines remained were effective against the Delta variant.

What they're saying: “The bottom line is this: We have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 briefing on Friday.

  • “Vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of COVID-19,” Walensky added.

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Sep 21, 2021 - Health

D.C. school employees required to get vaccinated

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images

All D.C. school and daycare employees — public, private, and charter — must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 with no option to test out, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today.

  • Student athletes over the age of 12 will also be required to get vaccinated in order to participate in after-school programs, the mandate says. 

Special Envoy for Haiti resigns over Biden deportations

Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.

First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals

Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August.

Driving the news: The share of first-time existing homebuyers (29%) last month was the smallest in two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.