An analysis shows the number of vaccinated people dying with COVID is 'steadily rising'
Being unvaccinated remains a major risk factor COVID fatalities, but vaccine efficacy wanes over time.
A Kaiser Family Foundation data analysis done for The Washington Post shows that for the first time most Americans who died with COVID-19 had been vaccinate or boosted.
The analysis found that 58% of the people who died from COVID in August received at least the primary series of the vaccine. It was 23% a year earlier and 42% in January.
“We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Cynthia Cox, the KFF vice president who conducted the analysis, told the Post.
Despite the numbers "steadily rising," being unvaccinated remains a major risk factor COVID fatalities, the Post reports, but vaccine efficacy wanes over time.
A recent study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the need to get regular booster shots to reduce the risk of death, especially for the elderly.