Unvaccinated people 20 times more likely to die of COVID-19

A new study shows that if you’re unvaccinated you are 20 times more likely to die of COVID-19.

The study was released from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Electronic lab reports, death certificates, and vaccine data were analyzed by researchers who found that unvaccinated people are at a much higher risk of death than vaccinated people.

Not only are the 20 times more likely to die, but 12 times more likely to become infected in comparison to vaccinated people.

People are urged to still practice measures put in place to protect themselves from the spread of COVID, like social distancing and masks.

Vaccinated people are also still at risk, even if not as high. Many that become infected with breakthrough cases are mildly sick, but the risk for death and complication is there.

Related: Why is this state seeing 50,000 breakthrough cases of COVID-19?

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