Report: Covid Vaccines Prevented Nearly 40K Deaths Among US Seniors From January to May

Source: Common Dreams

“A new government report released Tuesday [asserts] that coronavirus vaccines helped prevent over a quarter of a million new Covid-19 infections, more than 100,000 hospitalizations, and nearly 40,000 deaths among U.S. seniors from January to May, findings that further demonstrate the effectiveness of the shots in fighting a disease that has killed upwards of 700,000 people across the nation. According to the study on the relationship between county-level inoculation rates and Covid-19 outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries, which was conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), vaccines helped ward off 265,000 infections, 107,000 hospitalizations, and 39,000 deaths during the first five months of 2021. ‘This report reaffirms what we hear routinely from states: Covid-19 vaccines save lives, prevent hospitalizations, and reduce infection,’ HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.” (10/05/21)