HHS: COVID vaccines likely prevented the deaths of tens of thousands of vulnerable citizens

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New York Daily News

Vaccinations against COVID-19 have likely prevented the hospitalizations and deaths of tens of thousands of older and more vulnerable American residents in the last five months, according to a new study from the Department of Health and Human Services. The report, released on Tuesday, used individual Medicare claims and county-level vaccination rates to estimate the net reduction in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths among the 62.7 million Medicare beneficiaries across the country. It concluded vaccinations fended off an estimated 265,000 infections, 107,000 hospitalizations and 39…

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