This week, the United States surpassed one million COVID-19 related deaths. A quarter of which are considered preventable through vaccination. Two-thirds of COVID related deaths in the US since July 2021 (and “Independence-from-the-virus” Day) were in unvaccinated people.
Australia is among the most successful in the world in terms of its share of population vaccinated. Approximately 85 per cent of Australians have received at least two doses of the vaccine. Australia recorded 7,500 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic – 10 times less the amount per capita than the United States (30 deaths per 100,000 people in Australia; compared to 300 per 100,000 in the United States).
Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million people
Source: John Hopkins University CSSE COVID-19 Data