Study Finds Covid Vaccines Saved nearly 20 Million Lives
6.2 million lives were lost across the globe…
According to new studies, the Covid pandemic could have been much much worse without the vaccination system put in place by the United States. More specifically, the study finds that without vaccination, the amount of Covid deaths worldwide would be tripled.
During the initial introduction to the Covid vaccine, December of 2020, more than 4.3 Billion individuals received it. According to the research, this saved nearly 20 Million lives world wide.
The research was published this week in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.
An additional 600,000 lives would’ve been saved had the WHO’s goal of 40% vaccination by the end of 2021 in low-income countries had been met.
“The findings quantify just how much worse the pandemic could have been if we did not have these vaccines.”
Oliver Watson, the lead Imperial College London Researcher, said.
Oliver Watson also described the deaths that would’ve been as “Catastrophic.”
Throughout the country, nearly a million Americans have died of the coronavirus and throughout the world, that number totals around 6.3 million. In New York City alone, 40,000 individuals have died, according to health officials. Researchers who have studied the data from all but ten of the world’s 195 countries found that vaccines have prevented nearly 19.8 million total deaths. Of those figures, 4.2 million deaths in Inida and 1.9 million in the United States.
“We may disagree on the number as scientists, but we all agree that COVID vaccines saved lots of lives.”
Ali Mokdad said.
“Although we did pretty well this time — we saved millions and millions of lives — we could have done better and we should do better in the future.”
Adam Finn, of Bristol Medical School of England, said.
the institute’s Ali Mokdad said, explaining that stricter policies would have been implemented worldwide if vaccines were not around during the delta variant surge.