Study: 90K COVID Deaths Since June Were Preventable

The Hill reports:

At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among unvaccinated adults since June could have been prevented with vaccines that were widely available, a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis released Wednesday found.

Most of the preventable fatalities — about 49,000 — occurred last month as the highly transmissible delta variant took its toll on the U.S. and sparked a surge in cases.

To determine whether a death was preventable, researchers started with all unvaccinated deaths since June — about six weeks after all adults in the U.S. became eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, or enough time for full immunity to set in after a two-dose vaccine.

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