Because I believe in science – an updated report underscores the enormous impact COVID-19 vaccines made in preventing coronavirus deaths, hospitalizations and infections.
NEW: The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program is now estimated to have prevented 2.2 million deaths, 17 million hospitalizations and 66.1 million additional infections through March 2022, according to a new study out Friday. https://t.co/ewozBSxTxu
— Arielle Mitropoulos (@AMitrops) April 8, 2022
From ABC News:
The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program is now estimated to have prevented 2.2 million deaths, 17 million hospitalizations and 66.1 million additional infections through March 2022, according to updated modeling from the Commonwealth Fund, an organization advocating for improved healthcare for marginalized communities.
In the analysis of recent trends, researchers estimated that the daily peak of deaths pre-omicron, and without vaccination, would have exceeded 24,000 per day, far surpassing the actual peak of 4,300 per day, experienced by the country during the winter of 2021.
The study goes on to note that without the COVID-19 vaccines, the recent omicron wave of the pandemic could have been much larger.
AND the associated health care costs could have soared to an additional $900 billion.
Read more at ABC News.
(1/3) We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: VACCINES. SAVE. LIVES.
New research from YSPH’s @Alison_Galvani, @Pratha_Sah, @abhiganit & colleagues from @commonwealthfnd finds COVID vaccinations have now prevented 2.2 million deaths & 17 million hospitalizations in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/KV8fKa6HRM
— Yale School of Public Health (@YaleSPH) April 8, 2022