The Washington Post reports:
Within weeks, it’s likely that the 1,000,000th American will die of covid-19. The millionth death on record, that is — it’s likely that the number of deaths is undercounted. At the outset of the pandemic, after all, medical professionals didn’t know what they were looking for, and Americans were unprepared for the effects of the coronavirus and the disease it causes.
New analysis from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) quantifies the effects of vaccination. Since June 2021, the point at which every American adult had access to coronavirus vaccines, they estimate that just over 234,000 unvaccinated Americans died who could have lived had they been immunized against the virus.
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Absolutely staggering new analysis: nearly a quarter of ALL covid-19 deaths in the US could have been prevented if people had been vaccinated. More than 234,000 avoidable deaths. https://t.co/PX7gFBjU9V
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 21, 2022