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Before the corona vaccine, two crore people were saved, millions of deaths could have stopped if they had been found on time

London: A research conducted in Britain has claimed that the Kovid-19 vaccines saved about 20 million lives during the first year. Had vaccines been supplied in time, even more deaths could have been prevented. The first dose of the vaccine was given to a retired employee in England on 8 December 2020, following which the global vaccination campaign began. In the next more than 12 months, 4.3 billion people in the world took a dose of the Kovid vaccine. Using data from 185 countries, the researchers estimated that the vaccines prevented 4.2 million deaths from COVID-19 in India, 1.9 million in the US, 1 million in Brazil, 6.31 lakh in France and 5.07 lakh in the UK.

Vaccines prevented deaths
Oliver Watson of Imperial College, London, who led the model-based study, said that despite persistent inequalities in the supply of vaccines, large-scale deaths were preventable. He said that there would have been dangerous consequences if there were no vaccines. Watson said the findings show how worse the pandemic could have been if we didn’t have these vaccines. If the World Health Organization (WHO) had met its target of 40 percent vaccination coverage by the end of 2021, an additional six lakh deaths could have been prevented, according to the study published Thursday in the research journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Vaccine saved the lives of 1.98 crore people
According to the study, the lives of 1.98 crore people were saved. This result is based on an estimate of how many more deaths than normal occurred during the time period. According to the deaths reported by Kovid-19, 1.44 crore lives were saved due to vaccines under the same model. The London scientists did not include China in this study because there is no accurate information about the death toll from Kovid-19 and the impact of the epidemic on its vast population.

Study published in Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The study did not include aspects of how many lives were saved due to the lockdown or the rules of wearing masks. Another model-based research group estimates that 163 million deaths were averted by vaccines. This study by Seattle’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has not been published.

Delta variant was spread due to lack of vaccine
Ali Moqdad, from the Seattle-based institute, said more people wear masks as cases rise. He said that the delta wave spread rapidly in 2021 due to lack of vaccine. Mokdad said, “We as scientists may disagree about the numbers, but we can all agree that the Kovid vaccines saved many lives.


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