How many Americans die from COVID-19 this winter may depend on how many get vaccinated, a new report suggests.

Up to 90,000 U.S. COVID deaths could be prevented this fall and winter, but that’s less likely if vaccine uptake continues at this slow pace, Commonwealth Fund research released on Wednesday predicted. If nothing changes, the death rate could reach more than 1,000 people a day in winter.

“If you look at the data on the dead and serious illness among unvaccinated vs. vaccinated vs. boosted, vs. vaccinated vs. double boosted, the data shows crystal clear the difference in severity and death among people who are not vaccinated,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fochi performed at a webinar hosted by the University of Southern California Center for Medical Journalism on Tuesday.

“In our rich country, 68% of the population is vaccinated, and only half of them have been vaccinated. accelerator” Fauci said. “We are very poor at estimating vaccine uptake. Somehow we have to get at the root cause of this, and I know that will be very difficult because a lot of it is about political differences.”

About 7.6 million Americans received an updated booster dose, according to The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated shots from both Moderna and Pfizer have been authorized in late August by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The researchers determined that if COVID booster shots occurred at the same rate as flu shots in 2020-2021, there would be 75,000 fewer deaths, 745,000 fewer hospitalizations, and $44 billion less spent medical expenses from October 1 to the end of March 2023 compared to a scenario in which daily vaccination rates did not change.

In another scenario, the analysts determined that if 80% of people received the updated booster doses, it would prevent not only 90,000 deaths but more than 936,000 hospitalizations and save $56 billion over six months.

At the current rate of booster absorption, if any in winter virus outbreak that could peak at 16,000 hospitalizations and 1,200 deaths a day by March.

So far, the United States has averaged more than 400 deaths from COVID, CNN informed.

Only about two-thirds of the US population is fully vaccinated with the original series. According to the CDC, about half of them, or 33.3%, received a booster dose. Americans may need to get a booster vaccination against COVID every year.

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