A recent study shows that COVID vaccines have likely saved 279,000 lives and prevented 1.25 million hospitalizations in the United States.
Yale and the Commonwealth Fund researchers used data to determine where the virus would have been had vaccines not been administered. They predicted there would have been a “spring surge” with 4,500 deaths per day, and the nation may have had 26 million more cases.
They also calculated that if vaccines were distributed at half the pace they have, 121,000 deaths more deaths may have occurred.
This underscores that the swift vaccine rollout in the U.S. averted a remarkable number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, despite the emergence of highly transmissible variants like the delta variant,” said Dr. Alison Galvani, lead author of the study.
The CDC and the FDA revealed last week that almost everyone currently hospitalized for COVID is unvaccinated.
Clique, what do you think of this info that vaccines have helped slow COVID?