The study also found that in September alone, nearly 50,000 deaths occurred among unvaccinated people.
Between June and September, more than 90,000 deaths from COVID-19 occurred in unvaccinated American adults. These are the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization focused on health issues.
The Foundation said in a summary Wednesday that more than half of these deaths occurred just in September of the Delta Variant wave.
Vaccines have been widely available since spring, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but about one-third of the US eligible population is not fully vaccinated. Approximately 43% of the total population is unvaccinated, including children under the age of 12 who have not yet been vaccinated.
To reach a conclusion, KFF examined the total number of COVID-19 deaths from June to September and excluded children under the age of 18. Next, we subtracted the number of deaths from vaccinated people who had a breakthrough infection. Finally, based on known statistics on vaccine efficacy, we determined that 91% (about 90,000) of COVID-19 deaths in unvaccinated people could have been prevented if vaccinated. ..
“Most of these preventable deaths occurred long after the vaccine became available,” KFF said. “In September 2021 alone, about 49,000 deaths could have been avoided if we chose to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”
About 105,000 people died of COVID-19 in the United States between June and September, according to a follower at Johns Hopkins University. However, KFF said it used its own tracker for the purposes of this investigation.
According to KFF, the average number of deaths per day from COVID in September was 1,899, the second leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease (2,078 per day). This was a significant increase from July 2021, when COVID was the seventh leading cause of death.
According to KFF, this was the leading cause of death in September between the ages of 35 and 54, and the second leading cause of death between the ages of 25 and 34 and 55 and 64. It was the third leading cause of death over the age of 65.
Johns Hopkins said Wednesday that about 720,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. It has steadily increased since late July, reaching 14,204 per week at the end of last month and dropping to 11,169 in the week ending last Sunday.
The United States in 2021 has already exceeded the COVID-19 deaths reported throughout 2020.
COVID vaccine may have saved 49,000 lives in September: study
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