CDC Director: Every COVID Death From Now on is Entirely Preventable
Many Americans that said they weren’t going to get the COVID vaccine right away had their reasons. And the most common answer was that they wanted to see how it went first.
They’ve now been able to see how it went. The Americans who have been vaccinated have done so with little to no side effects. And the inoculations are having a great impact so far with cases down across the country.
During a Tuesday appearance on CBS, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that there are no more excuses for people unwilling to get vaccinated. The CDC Director said that all COVID deaths from here on out are entirely preventable.
The doctor explained, “Thanks to our vaccination programs, we are seeing a dramatic decline in deaths, hospitalization, and cases. And we will continue to vaccinate people across the summer months.”
Walensky continued, “They are nearly 100 percent effective against severe disease and death, meaning nearly every death due to covid-19 is particularly tragic, because nearly every death — especially among adults due to covid-19 — is, at this point, entirely preventable.”
The doctor closed, “This new virus forced too many of our families to accept death as its outcome for too many of our loved ones. But now, this should not be a case.”
Watch a clip of the statements below, courtesy of CBS News:
CDC Director Walensky says that with vaccines widely available now, "nearly every death" due to COVID is "entirely preventable"
"This new virus forced too many of our families to accept death as its outcome for too many of our loved ones. But now, this should not be a case." pic.twitter.com/adK9DwPdoT
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 22, 2021