As COVID cases have fallen, so have the chances of unvaccinated people contracting COVID-19.
The CDC originally stated that a person was 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 when unvaccinated, as well as six times more likely to test positive and 19 times more likely to need hospitalization.
These stats were for August and have since been lowered.
The new data is also looking at how many lives could have been saved if they’d had the vaccine.
The Kaiser Family Foundation found that up to 90,000 lives could have been saved in the U.S. with the vaccine.
The future, according to former commissioner of the FDA Scott Gottlieb, looks like there may be bigger issues as this virus settles into a seasonal pattern and runs concurrently with the flu.