The Washington Post
June 25, 2021
Nearly all COVID deaths are now among the unvaccinated.
“An Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows 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%. 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,” the Associated Press’s Carla K. Johnson and Mike Stobbe report.
The United Sates is currently recording about 300 deaths from COVID-19 a day, but that number could go down to almost zero if everyone were vaccinated, according to the AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC itself has not estimated hospitalizations and deaths among the fully vaccinated, citing limitations in the data, including the fact that only 45 states report breakthrough infections and some are less aggressive in documenting them.
“Still, the overall trend that emerges from the data echoes what many health care authorities are seeing around the country and what top experts are saying,” Carla and Mike report.
Earlier this month, Andy Slavitt, a former coronavirus adviser to the Biden administration, suggested that 98 to 99 percent of deaths from COVID-19 are among the unvaccinated. And CDC Director Rochelle Walensky recently touted the effectiveness of the vaccines, saying “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable.”