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COVID Vaccines Prevented Over One Million U.S. Deaths

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A new study from The Commonwealth Fund has put a number to just how effective the U.S. COVID vaccination program has been.

Some highlights:

According to the study, in the absence of vaccines, there would have been 1.1 million more COVID related deaths and 10.3 million more hospitalizations in the U.S. by November 2021.

In 2021, without the COVID vaccination program, COVID deaths in the U.S. would have been 3.2 times higher, and hospitalizations for COVID would have been 4.9 times higher.

The study also found that if no one in the U.S. had been vaccinated, daily deaths from COVID would have reached a peak of 21,000 per day, 5.2 times the actual record peak of over 4,000 per day in January 2021.

In all, according to the study, there would have been 36 million more COVID infections without vaccines.

Louder, for the people in the back:

According to The Commonwealth Fund, by the end of October 2021, rates of hospitalizations among unvaccinated adults (47.3 per 100,000) were almost 12 times the rate of fully vaccinated adults (3.9 per 100,000).

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