You’re 20 times more likely to die from COVID if you’re unvaccinated, study finds
New Texas research found unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from the coronavirus
- Unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die.
- Unvaccinated people were 12 times more likely to be infected compared to those who are fully vaccinated.
A new Texas DSHS study shows that in September 2021, unvaccinated people in Texas were 20x more likely to die from COVID-19 and 13x more likely to test positive.— Texas DSHS (@TexasDSHS) November 8, 2021
Read the #TexasDSHSNewsRelease to learn more about the study: https://t.co/YjzmMWQW1r#HealthyTexas #COVID19TX pic.twitter.com/oPoULI8YNP
Austin-Travis County Health Authority Desmar Walkes said people should continue to practice measures to fight COVID-19 because of these numbers.
- “I know we’re tired,” Walkes said, per Austonia.com. “We’ve been in this for two years. We’ve lost friends; we’ve lost family. As the virus continues to struggle to survive, we have to continue to get smarter, make sure that we’re using every piece of data that is at our disposal, make sure that we’re giving the community the best information possible.”
Fully vaccinated people can still get COVID-19. These are called “breakthrough cases.” But, as I recently wrote for the Deseret News, new research shows fully vaccinated people don’t get as sick from COVID-19. And those who are fully vaccinated are less likely to die.
- “Although breakthrough infection increased risk of death, vaccination remained protective against death in persons who became infected during the Delta surge,” researchers wrote in a new report, which was published in the medical journal Science.