WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s leading infection expert said Sunday that about 99.2% of recent COVID-19 deaths in the country were in people who did not get vaccinated. “It is very sad and tragic that most of them were preventable and preventable,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.
During the NBC show “Meet the Press,” he stated that it is frustrating “when you have a formidable enemy” in the form of the coronavirus and “yet we have a countermeasure that is very, very effective.”RELATED
“That is the reason why it is sadder and more tragic when vaccination is not being fully implemented” in the country.
Fauci mentioned that the reasons for opposing the vaccines of some Americans are “ideological” or “are simply based on ‘anti-vaccine’ or ‘anti-science'”.
He added that the United States “has the tools to respond” to the pandemic and urged people to “put aside all these differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus.”
Fauci stressed that the United States is “very lucky” to have “enough vaccines to vaccinate virtually everyone in the country. Additionally, there are people all over the world who would do anything for those vaccines. “
The United States has recorded more than 605,000 deaths during the pandemic, the highest national number in the world.
On June 29, The Associated Press published an analysis of government data available through May showing that “post-vaccine” infections among fully inoculated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of the more than 107,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. That figure is roughly 1.1%.
The fact that almost all current deaths from COVID-19 in the United States were in people who were not vaccinated is a stark demonstration of how effective injections have been and an indication that deaths per day in the country could be practically zero if all eligible were inoculated.
The AP analyzed figures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In early June, Andy Slavitt, Joe Biden’s former government adviser on COVID-19, indicated that between 98% and 99% of Americans who die from the coronavirus are not vaccinated.
Likewise, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said last month that the vaccine is so effective that “almost all deaths from COVID-19, especially among adults, are totally preventable at this time.” Walensky called those deaths “particularly tragic.”