In a startling revelation, a Washington Post analysis found that people who got vaccinated are now dying of Covid disease and that 58 percent of coronavirus deaths in the US in August were people who got vaccinated. For the first time since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, most Americans who died from Covid were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data.
In September 2021, people taking the vaccine accounted for just 23 percent of coronavirus deaths, the report said, compared to 42 percent in January and February this year. Declining efficacy of Covid vaccines in people who have received at least one vaccine dose and increasing mortality among vaccinated people due to a more rapidly transmissible strain of the virus in the elderly and immunocompromised.
We cannot say that this is an epidemic of unvaccinated people, said Cynthia Cox, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who analyzed on behalf of the Washington Post.
The outgoing Chief Medical Advisor to the White House, Anthony Fauci, has emphasized the safety and efficacy of approved COVID vaccines in preventing serious illness and deaths, encouraging and promoting people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
He said that the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine decreases over time and the disease should not be compared with other vaccine-treatable diseases due to newly emerging variants.
Fauci said, "My message, and my last message, probably the last message I give to you from this podium, please, for your safety, for your family's sake, as soon as you are eligible, get your updated Covid- 19 Get Shot. Protect yourself, your family, and your community.
I urge you to go to vaccine.gov to find a place where you can easily get the updated vaccine, and please do it as soon as possible.
Older people have always been particularly vulnerable and now have a higher proportion of Covid deaths than earlier in the pandemic, reports Scientific American.
Today in the US, approximately 335 people will die from COVID - a disease for which there are highly effective vaccines, treatments, and precautions.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, deaths among people age 65 and older more than doubled between April and July this year, a 125 percent increase.
The World Health Organization has reported a nearly 90 percent decline in recent COVID-19 deaths globally compared to nine months ago but still urges vigilance against the pandemic as new variants continue to rise.
Overall, WHO has reported 629 million cases and 6.5 million deaths linked to the pandemic.