New Data: 20,000 Unvaccinated Texans Died Needlessly of COVID while Vaccinated ‘Party on’

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Raw Story: New data from the Texas health department released Monday proves what health officials have been trying to tell vaccine-hesitant Texans for months: The COVID-19 vaccine dramatically prevents death and is the best tool to prevent transmission of the deadly virus.

Out of nearly 29,000 Texans who have died from COVID-related illnesses since mid-January, only 8% of them were fully vaccinated against the virus, according to a report detailing the Texas Department of State Health Services’ findings.

And more than half of those deaths among vaccinated people were among Texans older than 75, the age group that is most vulnerable to the virus, the study shows.

Reported deaths from mid-January to October show that most COVID-19 deaths occurred among unvaccinated younger and older Texans.

“We’ve known for a while that vaccines were going to have a protective effect on a large segment of our population,” said Dr. Jennifer A. Shuford, state epidemiologist. “By looking at our own population and seeing what the impact of the vaccines have been on that population, we’re hoping just to be able to reach people here in Texas and show them the difference that being fully vaccinated can make in their lives and for their communities.”

The state health department study covers most of the positive cases and COVID-19 deaths reported in Texas among residents from Jan. 15 to Oct. 1. It’s the first time state officials have been able to statistically measure the true impact of the vaccine on the pandemic in Texas — which has one of the highest death tolls in the nation. The majority of Texans ages 16 and up didn’t become eligible for the vaccine until late March.

State health officials also found the vaccine greatly reduced the risk of virus transmission, including the highly contagious delta variant that ravaged the state over the summer.

https://www.rawstory.com/unvaccinated-texans-make-up-vast-majority-of-19-cases-and-deaths-this-year-new-state-data-shows/

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  1. Obesity is a killer. Unfortunately, obesity is glorified in the US of A. No wonder that so many young and old people have issues with SARS-Covid-19. Junkfood, Truck loads of sugar, no nutrients. In the Netherlands a doctor spilled the beans what kind of persons are occupying the IC. Man, >55 and obese. Still our governments are allowing junk food, drinks, heavy of sugar, for the youngster to buy in the shops. He, it took only 30 years for our government to accept that lung cancer was linked to smoking cigarets. Yes, governments are fast to act, only when it is in there interest. It would be silly to mention that our government was deep in the pockets of the Tabaco maffia.