Jabs reduced the global Covid toll by 19.8 million in the first year of use: Lancet

Covid jabs have prevented 19.8 million deaths worldwide in the first year of the vaccine program . Vaccination reduced the estimated global death toll during the pandemic by 63% .

NEW DELHI: According to a mathematical modelling report published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, covid jabs have prevented an estimated 19.8 million deaths worldwide in the first year of the vaccine program, reducing the estimated global death toll during the pandemic by 63%.The study estimated that in the absence of vaccination, there would have been 31.4 million estimated deaths related to Covid-19 over the same period.According to researchers, an estimated 18.1 million deaths would have occurred during the study period if vaccinations had not been implemented, according to researchers.According to the model, vaccination has prevented 14.4 million deaths, reducing the incidence of infections globally by 79 percent.

According to the report, a further 5,99,300 lives could have been saved if the World Health Organisation's target of vaccinating 40% of the population in each country with two or more doses by the end of 2021 had been met.Our results are the most comprehensive account to date of the impact that vaccination has had on the Covid-19 epidemic.According to Oliver Watson, the lead author of the study at Imperial College London, almost 20 million deaths were predicted to be prevented in the first year after vaccinations were introduced.