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Analysis suggests that Covid-19 boosters can prevent around 90,000 deaths in the US this winter. However, more people need them

Covid-19 vaccines could save thousands of lives this winter and make billions of dollars.

New analysis shows that about 90,000. Covid-19 deaths could have been prevented if Americans received their boosters by the end of the year.

According to The Commonwealth Fund’s Wednesday study, if booster vaccines are continued at their current pace, there could be more than 1,000 Covid-19-related deaths per day in the country this winter.

On average, there are more than 400 Covid-19-related deaths per day in the United States.

“When you look at data of deaths and severe diseases among unvaccinated people versus those who were vaccinated and boosted, and those who were vaccinated and double boosted, it is clear that there is a significant difference in severity and mortality among these groups,” Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Tuesday during a webinar hosted on Tuesday by the University of Southern California’s Center for Health Journalism.

Fauci stated that 68% of the population in our country is vaccinated, and only half have had one booster. “We are very poor in accepting vaccines. We have to find the root cause. It’s very difficult because so much of this is due to political divisiveness.

The Commonwealth Fund in New York and Yale School of Public Health Connecticut updated an analysis released in July to assess the possible impact of Covid-19 booster shot uptake on hospitalizations and deaths.

The analysis looked at three scenarios: one in which the daily vaccination rates are unchanged, and two in which the booster uptake increases by the end. These scenarios could either increase to a rate comparable to flu shots or reach 80% of eligible persons receiving their booster dose.

The researchers then calculated the effect of each scenario on the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths, hospitalizations, and medical expenses from October 1 through March 31.

Researchers found that Covid-19 boosters would be used similarly to 2020-21 flu vaccines. This would result in more than 75,000 deaths, more than 750,000 hospitalizations, and medical cost savings of $44Billion by March.

Researchers found that if 80% of eligible patients received their booster dose, it would prevent approximately 90,000 deaths, and more than 936,000 hospitalizations, and reduce medical costs by $56 billion over the next six months, compared to the baseline scenario.

Researchers found that if the current rate of booster vaccinations is maintained, a possible Covid-19 winter surge could result in a spike of approximately 16,000 hospitalizations per day and 1,200 deaths per month by March.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds (67.9%) of the US population had been fully vaccinated at least with their first series as of Tuesday. Only 33.3% of the population have received a booster vaccine.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved updated Covid-19 vaccine booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in late August.

This was the first time that updated Covid-19 vaccines were granted emergency authorization in the United States. According to federal health officials, Americans might need one updated Covid-19 vaccine every year.

According to the CDC, 7.6 million people have been given a booster dose.

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