COVID Vaccines Are Over 90% Effective at Preventing Deaths From Delta Variant

Vaccination is over 90 percent effective at preventing deaths from the Delta variant of Covid-19, according to the first country-level data on mortality.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 90 percent effective and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 91 percent effective in preventing deaths in people who have been double vaccinated, but who have tested positive for coronavirus in the community, research shows.

The study, using data from the Scotland-wide EAVE II Covid-19 surveillance platform, is the first to show across an entire country how effective vaccines are at preventing death from the Delta variant, which is now the dominant form of Covid-19 in the UK and …