The Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.

To no one’s surprise, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021. That information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC says COVID killed 415,000 people last year. Heart disease causes the most deaths and 693,000 people died as a result. Cancer is second on the list with 605,000.

The Kaiser Family Foundation did an analysis of the COVID deaths and determined that, since June of 2021, 60% of the deaths could have been prevented if the person who died had been vaccinated.

Kaiser’s study says that adds up to 234,000 people.

Since vaccines became widely available last summer, a total of 389,000 adults in the United States have died of COVID-19, and 6 in 10 of those deaths – about 234,000 deaths – could have been prevented by timely vaccinations,” the Kaiser analysis says. This analysis underscores the importance of continued efforts to increase the number of people vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.”

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