COVID-19 by the Numbers: Joint Commission presentation shows effectiveness of vaccines
Since early 2020, the world has been inundated with news stories, studies and firsthand accounts of COVID-19 and its impact. With so much information swirling around, it can be tough at times to quantify and qualify just how devastating this virus has been — or how effective the vaccines have been in combatting the virus.
To help put the numbers into context, The Joint Commission’s Department of Research developed a presentation that visually shows the publicly available data. “Putting COVID Numbers and Vaccinations into Context” — and its accompanying video — show COVID-19 deaths relative to other events, including the influenza virus and traffic fatalities.
It also puts the COVID-19 vaccination rates into perspective by showing how many vaccinated vs. nonvaccinated individuals have died from COVID-19 or complications caused by the virus. The data proves that the COVID-19 vaccines are working, as the proportion of vaccinated people who die from COVID-19 ranges from 0.1 to 5% (depending upon the state).
The presentations also can be found on The Joint Commission’s COVID-19 Resources webpage under the “COVID-19 Vaccinations” section.