The majority of COVID-19 deaths are now happening in people who are vaccinated, according to a new analysis.
An analysis carried out by Cynthia Cox, vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, for The Washington Post’s Health 202, found that 58% of coronavirus fatalities in August occurred in instances where the person was vaccinated against COVID-19 or had received a booster. The percentage has more than doubled since September of last year, when the number was 23%. According to the Post, vaccinated people made up 42% of coronavirus deaths in January and February of 2022.
“We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Cox told the outlet.
Even though vaccinated people are still passing away from COVID-19, the Post pointed to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis that appeared to show that people should still get their scheduled booster doses of the vaccine. The analysis noted, “COVID-19 vaccines continued to reduce the risk of dying among all age groups, including older adults, with the most protection observed among people who have received [two or more] booster doses.”
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