Close to all the COVID-19 deaths right now are among the unvaccinated, showing the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine on preventing deaths, according to The Associated Press.
A new report from The Associated Press used government data to review the “breakthrough” COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated people to see how many of them led to COVID-19 deaths.
- The report found that “breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of more than 853,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. That’s about 0.1%,” per the AP.
- “And only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average,” according to The Associated Press.
In June, data showed that most of the COVID-19 deaths were people 50 years old and up, including white Americans, who were driving up the surge, The New York Times reports.
Young people, in general, were driving up the share of COVID-19 deaths, too, because of their reluctance to get vaccinated, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- “While the number of deaths dropped in all age groups, about half of COVID-19 deaths are now of people aged 50 to 74, compared with only a third in December,” according to The New York Times.
In general, daily COVID-19 deaths are reportedly on the rise in the United States. Much of the concern from experts surrounds the delta variant,