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As the nation prepares for another possible surge in COVID-19 infections and cold weather, new data suggests an estimated 90,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been prevented by June 2021.

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An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates how many COVID-19 deaths were among unvaccinated adults and could have been prevented by June 2021 “when safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are widely available to all adults in the US.” Have become”

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Medical workers carry a dead patient in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP) (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

“From June to September 2021, approximately 90,000 COVID-19 deaths in adults could have been prevented by vaccination,” the organization wrote. “Most of these preventable deaths occurred in the past month, even after vaccines were available. In September 2021 alone, about 49,000 deaths would likely have been avoided if they had chosen to get vaccinated against COVID-19.”

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To estimate the number of COVID-19 deaths in adults who could have been prevented with vaccines, the organization reported COVID-19 in unvaccinated people in the months after the vaccine became widely available (June to September 2021). saw the deaths.

From there, Foundation added covid-19 deaths COVID-19 deaths among more children reduced in each month since June Age 0-17 years. Then, they subtracted deaths related to COVID-19 among people who were vaccinated. Crack COVID-19 infections by total COVID-19 deaths in adults in each month.

recently Study The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the effectiveness of an age-standardized vaccine against 91% of deaths in the period from June 20 to July 17. Based on this study, the Foundation recognized that 91% of COVID-19 deaths are likely to occur in unvaccinated people who may have been prevented with COVID-19 vaccination.

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The organization also found that COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in September and the number one cause of death for people aged 35-54.

Earlier this month, the US COVID-19 death toll reached a grim milestone of 700,000 people, and that number is still rising daily.

The death toll, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, exceeds the population of Las Vegas, Nashville and Boston. it is bigger than cancer deaths in america in 2019.

“In order to heal we must remember, and as our country mourns the painful milestone of 700,000 American deaths due to COVID-19, we must not be numbed by grief,” President Joe Biden said in a statement marking the death toll. “On this day, and every day, we remember all those we have lost to this pandemic and we pray for their loved ones who are missing a piece of their soul.”

America leads the world in deaths due to coronavirus. Globally, about 4.9 million people have died from COVID-19, . According to johns hopkins data.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.