Nearly All U.S. COVID Deaths Are Among Those Who Didn’t Get Vaccinated
Nearly all COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. in the last month were from people who didn’t get vaccinated, a new study found.
An analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data found out that since May, among the 853,000 cases of COVID-19 hospitalizations, fewer than 1,200 were fully vaccinated people, which is about 0.1%.
Also, only around 150 of the 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were from fully vaccinated people.
The CDC, which provided the data, has not yet released an analysis relating to the percentage of hospitalizations and deaths in fully vaccinated people.
Yet, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky also said Tuesday that the vaccines that are provided across the United States have been showing great effectiveness. “Nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable,” she said.
According to the data from CDC, 66% of all vaccine-eligible Americans have received at least their first dose, while 53% are fully vaccinated.