Study: COVID-19 vaccinations may have prevented up to 140K deaths in US
(WHEC) — We’re getting a better look at how vaccines are saving lives.
A new study out of Indiana University shows COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States may have prevented up to 140,000 deaths.
The study looked at the U.S. state-level vaccination rates and COVID-19 deaths during the first five months of vaccine availability
Researchers found that by May 9, 2021, the U.S. vaccination campaign was associated with a reduction of 139,393 COVID-19 deaths.
In New York, for example, vaccinations led to an estimated 11.7 fewer COVID-19 deaths per 10,000, whereas Hawaii observed the smallest reduction, with an estimated 1.1 fewer deaths per 10,000.
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