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318,000 Americans Dead Thanks To Vaccine Denial

Posted by Jerry De Luca on Saturday, July 22, 2023

Vaccine deniers have the blood of thousands on their hands. At least 318,000 Covid-19 related deaths in the US (from January 2021 to April 2022) would have been avoided with readily available vaccines. Anti-vaccine propaganda from certain media, as well as family and friends, directly caused the killing of otherwise healthy Americans. The study was done by Brown University and Microsoft Health. The highest rates of preventable COVID-19 deaths were in: 

West Virginia (2,338 preventable deaths)  

Wyoming (2,109) 

Tennessee (2,077) 

Kentucky (2,065)  

Oklahoma (1,940). 

Hawaii, D.C., Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and Vermont had the lowest number of preventable deaths. 

“This compelling data illustrates the trajectory of 50 states with 50 different fates during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the important role of vaccines in protecting lives in each state”, said Thomas Tsai, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

“Having access to data enables us to answer key questions that can help policymakers and the general public make the best decisions around public health,” says Juan Lavista Ferres, chief data scientist and lab director, Microsoft AI for Good Research Lab. “Microsoft’s U.S. Vaccine Preventable Deaths Analysis, in collaboration with Brown University School of Public Health, is an example of how data can be leveraged to provide comprehensive perspectives to ensure proper scenario planning ahead of future pandemics.” 


New Analysis Shows Vaccines Could Have Prevented 318,000 Deaths https://globalepidemics.org/2022/05/13/new-analysis-shows-vaccines-could-have-prevented-318000-deaths/  

Vaccine Preventable Deaths Analysis  

Further Reading 

Estimating Vaccine-Preventable COVID-19 Deaths Under Counterfactual Vaccination Scenarios in the United States                        https://globalepidemics.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Counterfactual_Preventable_Deaths_13052022.pdf 

Current Covid Data Tracker                                                               https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/ 

COVID-19 Misconceptions                                                   https://www.factcheck.org/covid-misconceptions/  

Anti-Vaxxers Misuse Federal Data to Falsely Claim COVID Vaccines Are Dangerous     https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjpmp7/anti-vaxxers-misuse-federal-data-to-falsely-claim-covid-vaccines-are-dangerous 

An incomplete list of COVID-19 quackery       https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/an-incomplete-list-of-covid-19-quackery/   

Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center 

Myth Busters: Dietary Supplements and COVID-19   https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1060028020928052   

Red Alert: Anti-Vaccination in the Age of COVID-19  https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/red-alert-anti-vaccination-in-the-age-of-covid-19/   

Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html 

How Speaking Creates Droplets That May Spread COVID-19  https://physics.aps.org/articles/v13/157 

Latest Coronavirus News - Articles Written by Scientists  https://theconversation.com/us/covid-19 

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Jerry De Luca is a Christian freelance writer who loves perusing dozens of interesting and informative publications. When he finds any useful info he summarizes it, taking the main points, and creates a (hopefully) helpful blog post.


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