According to new research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 240,000 deaths from Covid-19 could have been avoided with vaccinations.

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The Foundation found that 60 percent of the deaths of Covid-19 adults could have been prevented with one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of Moderna.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of the US population has received at least one dose of Covid-19.

More than 990,00 people have died from Covid-19 in the U.S., according to the latest data.

70 percent of all adult coronaviruses deaths during the period from June 21 to March 22 were caused by unvaccinated adults, according to the organization.

The Foundation noted that less than 1% of coronaviruses deaths were due to vaccines not being available to all children.

Current vaccines are less effective in preventing Omicron infections compared to earlier versions, but they still offer significant protection against hospitalization and death, according to the study.

Almost 42,000. The highest number of Covid-19 deaths could have been prevented in the month of September alone, according to the analysis.

Key Background

The new research from the Family Foundation comes as Covid-19 infections caused by the highly transmissible BA.2 Omicron variant continue to rise in several states across the country, though experts have said the new strain is not more likely to cause severe disease. A second round of booster shots for adults 50 years and older was authorized by the Biden administration in March. In February and March, the CDC estimated that unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than people who had one booster dose. The Omicron strain has proven more effective at evading vaccine protection and has accounted for a larger percentage of Covid-19 deaths in recent months. Moderna earlier this week released data showing that a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine produced a stronger immune response against Omicron and other major viruses. According to the Family Foundation, current vaccines still offer tremendous protection from death, even more so with recommended booster shots.

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