Study: COVID-19 vaccinations may have prevented up to 140K deaths in US

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(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.

For more information on the study, click here.