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Vaccinated people now make majority of Covid deaths – WaPo analysis

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According to a Washington Post analysis, more vaccinated people are now dying of Covid disease, and 58% of coronavirus deaths in the US in August “were people who were vaccinated or boosted.”

According to a new analysis of federal and state data, the majority of Americans dying from Covid were at least partially vaccinated for the first time since the pandemic began in early 2020.

“In September 2021, vaccinated people made up just 23 per cent of coronavirus fatalities. In January and February this year, it was up to 42 per cent,” the report mentioned.

The death rate among vaccinated people is rising due to waning Covid vaccine efficacy and “increasingly contagious strains of the virus being spread to elderly and immunocompromised people” among those who have received at least one vaccine dose.

“We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Cynthia Cox, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who conducted the analysis on behalf of the Washington Post.

Anthony Fauci, the outgoing White House Chief Medical Advisor, has emphasised the safety and efficacy of the approved Covid vaccines in preventing severe illness and death, encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible.

He claims that the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines deteriorates over time and that the disease should not be compared to other vaccine-treatable illnesses due to new emerging variants.

“My message, and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium, is that please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated Covid-19 shot as soon as you’re eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community,” Fauci said.

“I urge you to visit to find a location where you can easily get an updated vaccine, and please do it as soon as possible.”

According to Scientific American, older people have always been especially vulnerable, and they now account for a higher proportion of Covid fatalities than ever before in the pandemic.

Today, approximately 335 people in the United States will die from Covid, a disease for which highly effective vaccines, treatments, and precautions are available, according to the report.

“Covid deaths among people age 65 and older more than doubled between April and July this year, rising by 125 per cent,” according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The World Health Organization reported a nearly 90% drop in recent Covid-19 deaths worldwide compared to nine months ago, but urged continued vigilance against the pandemic as new variants emerge.

The WHO has reported 629 million cases and 6.5 million deaths associated with the pandemic.

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