CDC data: What is the risk of dying from COVID if you’re unvaccinated? – Deseret News

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New data from the CDC shows the risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher among unvaccinated people

A slew of new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the risk of dying from COVID-19 was 11 times higher for unvaccinated people compared to fully vaccinated people in August, CNN reports.
That said, the new CDC data shows that the risk of death from COVID-19 for unvaccinated people dipped slightly in recent weeks as COVID-19 cases have fallen, according to CNN.
The new data comes as people are looking at how the COVID-19 vaccine could have saved more lives. In fact, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that close to 90,000 American lives could have been saved if more people had been vaccinated.
According to the analysis, COVID-19 was the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. throughout the month of September with 1,899 daily deaths on average.
Looking ahead, experts are seeing a potential “twindemic” on the horizon where the flu and COVID-19 will be moving throughout the country at the same time.

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