According to the newly released analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death among people ages 35 to 54 in September. It was also the second-leading cause of death overall.
More Than 45,000 COVID-Related Deaths in September Could Have Been Prevented
The study estimates that vaccines could have prevented more than 90,000 deaths since June. More than half of these deaths occurred last month.
The death toll follows the epidemic curve. The study showed that COVID-19 was the nation’s leading cause of death in January, and it dropped to 8th place In July. But, of course, this was before the Delta surge, and the numbers have been increasing since then.
It is noticeable that the people are letting their guard down, enabling the virus to spread. But it is still here, and even vaccinated people should wear face masks and take preventive measures.
Two-Thirds of Americans Age 12 and up Are Fully Vaccinated
CDC states that only 66% of US residents eligible for vaccination are completely unvaccinated. The result is a daily death toll of 1,300. This is more than the same time last year.
At the same time, the World Health Organization reports that the global number of COVID-related deaths continues to decline and is currently at the lowest levels in the past 12 months. The number of deaths is the highest in countries with low vaccination levels.
Hygiene, Masks, and Precaution Are Still Essential
Until the vaccination levels are high enough to smother the pandemic, people are advised not to let their guard down and follow the official guidelines.
Hygiene is essential, and you should always have suitable aids like a coronavirus survival kit somewhere near, even if you are fully vaccinated.