More vaccinated people died of COVID than unvaccinated people in August

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More vaccinated people died of COVID than unvaccinated people in August
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People vaccinated against COVID-19 died in greater numbers than those who weren’t vaccinated against the virus for the first time since the pandemic began in the United States, according to a new report.

An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 58% of COVID-19 deaths in August were among people who had completed at least their first round of vaccines, according to KFF.

The news comes nearly 15 months after President Biden declared COVID-19 a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” He announced a de facto vaccine mandate in that same speech as he attempted to rewrite OSHA regulations that applied to big business.

The Supreme Court ultimately struck down the Biden administration’s attempted mandate, but kept it in place for people who work in medical fields.

“We can no longer say this is an unvaccinated pandemic,” Cynthia Cox, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, told The Washington Post.

Ms Cox said the change made sense since most people had already received their first round of COVID vaccinations. About 68% of Americans got the jab.

She also said older people with the highest exposure to the virus are also the most likely to be vaccinated against the virus, and the effectiveness of vaccines declines over time as new variants emerge.

Previous analysis showed that the share of vaccinated people dying from the virus has increased over the past year or so.

Vaccinated people accounted for 23% of COVID deaths in September 2021, and by February this year that number had risen to 42%.

Still, KFF noted that unvaccinated people over the age of 6 months died six times more than people who received their first two doses of the vaccine.

According to the analysis, boosters were also found to be effective in preventing fatal episodes of the disease.

For more information, visit the Washington Times COVID-19 resource page.

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