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COVID-19 vaccine saved 20 million lives in the first year: Report

Coronavirus pandemics are far more without thevaccine, according to a new study claiming the number of deaths recorded worldwide from. May have worsened to. Coronavirusis more than triple the current amount.

More than 4.3 billion people were vaccinated and saved 20 million lives, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases on Thursday, the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020. rice field.

Studies show that another 600,000 lives will be saved if the World Health Organization's goal of a 40% vaccination rate in low-income countries is achieved by the end of 2021.

The findings "quantify how much the pandemic would have worsened in the absence of these vaccines," said Oliver Watson, principal investigator at Imperial College London.

"The first word that comes to mind is catastrophic," Watson said of the death that would have occurred without widespread vaccination.

According to Our World in Data, more than 6.3 million people have died from the coronavirus, including more than 1 million Americans. More than 40,000New York City residents have been killed by the virus, according to health officials.

Researchers surveyed data from all but 10 of the 195 countries around the world, with vaccines totaling 4.2 million in India and 1.9 million in the United States. It was discovered that it prevented the deaths of 19.8 million people.

The vaccine saved one million people in Brazil from the virus, and more than 500,000 people died in both France and the United Kingdom, researchers said.

In this study, 14.4 million deaths were avoided when considering only the reported COVID-19 deaths, but scientists considered potentially virus-related deaths. If so, the number of lives saved has increased significantly.

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There were some important limitations to this study. China, the world's most populous country, was one of the countries excluded from the survey due to lack of information on the effects of the virus on its huge population, according to researchers. The effects of mask wearing, blockade, and the potential for COVID-19 mutations in the absence of virus were also not considered in this study.

An unpublished model by the Seattle Institute for Health Metrics estimates that the vaccine saved 16.3 million lives.

"There may be disagreements about the number of scientists, but I agree that the COVID vaccine has saved many lives." Institute Ali Mokudad said the vaccine. He explained that if there were, stricter policies would have been implemented around the world. There is no delta variant surge.

"This time it worked pretty well, but it saved millions of lives, but it should have done better, and in the future it should do better," said Bristol Medical College in the United Kingdom. Adam Finn said. We are not involved in the findings released on Thursday.

With AP wire