A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found those who are vaccinated against Covid-19 are less likely to die for any reason – including non-coronavirus causes.
People who are vaccinated against COVID are less likely to die for any reason — including from non-coronavirus causes — than the unvaccinated, according to a new CDC study. https://t.co/J8DuSxOSPy
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 23, 2021
Partially and fully vaccinated people died from non-coronavirus causes at a lower rate than their unvaccinated peers, according to the study, which looked at millions of patients at seven U.S. health organizations from December to July.
All three vaccines approved by U.S. regulators were tied to lower non-Covid death rates, though the difference in mortality among people who took Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was slightly smaller than for recipients of Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines.
Researchers say these results underscore the point that getting the vaccines do not increase a risk of death. In fact, the study “reinforces the safety profile of currently approved COVID-19 vaccines.”
In September, the CDC released a report showing vaccinated Americans were 10 times less likely to be hospitalized for Covid-19 and 11 times less likely to die than unvaccinated people.
That study, of over 600,000 Covid-19 infections across 13 U.S. cities and states from April to July, found fully vaccinated patients made up only 8% of cases.
An unvaccinated person was 6 times more likely to test positive for Covid and 11 times more likely to die from Covid in August. Vaccination drives down your risk of infection and severe illness.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) October 22, 2021
The overall Covid hospitalization rate was about 12 times higher in unvaccinated people than vaccinated people from late January to late August, according to data from multiple US jurisdictions.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) October 23, 2021