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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:45 PM

Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people.

Source: The Texas Tribune

Of the 8,787 people who have died in Texas due to COVID-19 since early February, at least 43 were fully vaccinated, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.

That means 99.5% of people who died due to COVID-19 in Texas from Feb. 8 to July 14 were unvaccinated, while 0.5% were the result of “breakthrough infections,” which DSHS defines as people who contracted the virus two weeks after being fully vaccinated.

The agency did not release details about the 43 deaths and noted that these are preliminary numbers, which could change because each case must be confirmed through public health investigations. Statewide, more than 50,000 people have died of COVID-19 since March 2020, but the rate of deaths has slowed dramatically since vaccines became widely available in April.

Dr. David Lakey, the chief medical officer of the University of Texas System, said people succumbing to the coronavirus despite being vaccinated was “not unexpected.”

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/21/coronavirus-texas-vaccinated-deaths/



0.5% is a pretty good figure and much better than the flu vaccine does.

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Reply Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people. (Original post)
totodeinhere Jul 21 OP
CJW Jul 21 #1
area51 Thursday #10
Initech Jul 21 #2
cannabis_flower Jul 21 #3
totodeinhere Jul 21 #4
cannabis_flower Thursday #8
LisaL Friday #17
GulfCoast66 Thursday #6
Jack from Charlotte Thursday #11
IronLionZion Thursday #12
greenjar_01 Thursday #14
cannabis_flower Friday #16
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 21 #5
Rhiannon12866 Thursday #7
LisaL Thursday #9
totodeinhere Thursday #13
forgotmylogin Thursday #15

Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:20 PM

1. learning the lesson the tough way

The vaccines are free , at least here in my area. No excuses

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Response to CJW (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:30 AM

10. Welcome to DU.


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Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:22 PM

2. Get the damn vaccine!!!

Stop listening to shithead commentators on Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Infowars and do what you're supposed to do!

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Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:22 PM

3. Another good thing to know would be

How many total cases of COVID-19 were among vaccinated people.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:35 PM

4. The vaccines were designed to prevent serious illness or death.

They were not intended to stop all infections.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:32 AM

8. It would still be good to know

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So we can say X number of vaccinated people got covid and only Y%were hospitalized and Z% died.

Compared to unvaccinated percentage got sick or died.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 08:08 AM

17. Nobody sets to design a vaccine

and not hope it will prevent infection.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:07 AM

6. If vaccinated folks don't go to the hospital or die

The vaccine is effective.

I did not get vaccinated to keep from getting Covid. Although that now looks pretty likely. I got vaccinated to keep from dying. Which is pretty much assured now.

If I was scared of dying of Covid after my jabs I would never drive again.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:25 AM

11. Also, would like to know which vaccines...

were taken among those who were vaxed and still died. A small sample 40 some but if, for example, most were vaxed with Johnson n Johnson..... we'd learn something valuable.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:39 AM

12. Most asymptomatic people or those with mild symptoms don't get tested

so no one is tracking that number. CDC does have data on vaccinated who were hospitalized and died. Mostly people over 75.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:58 PM

14. Pretty difficult to know

Testing is way down and much vaccinated COVID is mild as a common cold, or asymptomatic. Probably some significant percentage of vaccinated COVID infections were never diagnosed.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 07:52 AM

16. At least we it would be

Helpful to know what percentage of vaccinated were sick enough to be hospitalized.

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Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:38 PM

5. Abbott is too busy running for 2024 to try to vaccinate people

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Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:01 AM

7. I still don't understand how these horrifying numbers don't convince people to get vaccinated

I's not hard, it's free and you will avoid hospitalization and death. Sounds like a easy choice to me.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:05 AM

9. A lot of the people who won't get vaccinated believe in bizarre conspiracy theories,

that vaccines will kill everybody in 2 years and so on.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:53 PM

13. Because a lot of people are just plain stupid.

I hate to be so blunt but since it's true I will say it.

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Response to totodeinhere (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:31 PM

15. The Vaccine: not 100% effective, but do you want a bonus to your survival chances or not? n/t

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