Story at a glance:

  • In four months, there were 90,000 COVID-19-related deaths from adults who opted not to get vaccinated.
  • In September, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death among adults between the ages of 35 and 54.
  • The vaccines are at least 90 percent effective against severe COVID-19.

In the past four months, there have been 90,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. among adults who opted not to get vaccinated.

A study published this week found that in September, COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in the U.S. overall, The Washington Post reported.


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Between June and September 2021, the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been focusing on COVID-19 deaths among adults who would most likely have no problems getting vaccinated around that time. 

In September alone, the study states many of the preventable deaths occurred because the delta variant became more contagious, social distancing rules were relaxed and there was a low vaccination rate among young adults.

In September, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death among adults between the ages of 35 and 54, and second overall.

“The overwhelming majority of covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to be preventable,” the authors said, the Post reported.

A CDC study also estimates that 91 percent of those who died from COVID-19 could have been saved by the vaccine, Business Insider reported.

In addition, the vaccines are at least 90 percent effective against severe COVID-19.


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Published on Oct 15, 2021