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To understand how the pandemic is evolving, it’s crucial to know how death rates from COVID differ by vaccination status. The death rate is a key metr

To understand how the pandemic is evolving, it’s crucial to know how death rates from COVID differ by vaccination status. The death rate is a key metric that can accurately show us how effective vaccines are against severe forms of the disease.

In this article we explain why it is essential to look at death rates by vaccination status rather than the absolute number of deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

We also visualize this mortality data for the United States, England, and Chile.

Ideally we would produce a global dataset that compiles this data for countries around the world, but we do not have the capacity to do this in our team. As a minimum, we list country-specific sources where you can find similar data for other countries, and we describe how an ideal dataset would be formatted.

→ Explore our global vaccination dataset, alongside cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing, and other metrics by country in our COVID Data Explorer.