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USA news live updates: Covid-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages – Times of India

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“If we had been more effective in our vaccination, then I think it’s fair to say, we could have prevented 90 per cent of those deaths” since mid-June, epidemiologist Dr David Dowdy said.

An infectious disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who has analysed publicly reported state data, said it’s safe to say at least 70,000 of the last 100,000 deaths were in unvaccinated people. And of those vaccinated people who died with breakthrough infections, most caught the virus from an unvaccinated person, he said.

Florida suffered by far the most death of any state, with the virus killing about 17,000 residents since the middle of June. Texas was second with 13,000 deaths. The two states account for 15% of the country’s population, but more than 30% of the nation’s deaths since the nation crossed the 600,000 threshold.

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Covid-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages

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