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Vaccinated Americans were the majority of COVID deaths in August: report

"Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted."

Published: November 23, 2022 6:57pm

Updated: November 23, 2022 7:30pm

Americans who were either vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 constituted the majority of deaths from the virus for the first time in August, according to analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted on behalf of the Washington Post.

"Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted," the Post reported. "In September 2021, vaccinated people made up just 23 percent of coronavirus fatalities. In January and February this year, it was up to 42 percent."

Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President Cynthia Cox acknowledged that the rise in deaths among vaccinated Americans meant "[w]e can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated."

The analysis follows the publication of data indicating that the efficacy of vaccines and boosters wanes significantly over time. The pandemic witnessed harsh lockdown restrictions, such as mask and vaccine mandates, that were particularly strict in Democratic states, prompting many Republican officials to call for accountability for the officials who imposed such measures.

"People who are responsible need to be held accountable, because we shouldn't ever have to acquiesce our rights again as American people," Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs told Just the News in early November.

Despite research and data casting doubt on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, outgoing White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci used a Tuesday press briefing to call on Americans to get vaccinated, saying "[m]y message, and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium, is that please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you're eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community."

"I urge you to visit to find a location where you can easily get an updated vaccine, and please do it as soon as possible," he concluded, per Fox News. Fauci is set to resign at the end of the year.

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