The costs of treating unvaccinated people for coronavirus infections were $5.7 billion between June and August, a new report from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation has concluded. In the world of health care, that might not be much. Americans spent about $3.8 trillion on health care in 2019, so $5.7 billion represents just 0.15 percent of overall health care spending.

But in the world that most of us live in, $5.9 billion is a lot. It represents a staggering loss that didn’t have to happen.

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Lanivan

An excellent article. The US has now reached a terrible statistic - 700,000 people have now died from Covid since March 2020, many of those deaths the result of incompetence, disinformation, and lies in those early critical months of 2020.

Thanks to the Biden administration that worked hard and smart to get the Covid vaccine distributed out to all 50 states for an organized and efficient implementation within a short period of time, 200 million people have at least one shot. Booster shots are now approved and available to qualified people.

That's the bright side, the highest achievement of what this country can accomplish. This article shows us the dark side, the statistics that tell us how some who refuse to acknowledge the value of a vaccine and are breaking the health care system and potentially bringing us all down with them.

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