Former County Health Authority Says 99.5% of COVID-19 Deaths Were in Unvaccinated Patients
by Dr. Dorothy Overman
Former Comal County Health Authority and Family Medicine Practicioner
Here is a fact that is incredibly important.
In Texas, of the 8,787 deaths due to COVID-19 that occurred from February of this year to now, currently available data shows that only 43 of those deaths were in vaccinated patients.
Some 99.5 % of deaths were in unvaccinated patients and 0.5% of deaths were in vaccinated ones.
The vaccine can prevent death due to COVID. So get a vaccine and encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
Our local number of cases are rising, and local hospitalizations are increasing also. Testing is available at many locations.
If you test positive please talk to your physician. There are treatments that can help you and possibly save your life or keep you from ending up in the hospital.
(Editor’s Note: This opinion piece first appeared in a Facebook post on New Braunfels COVID19 Community Info and was lightly edited for clarity.)
About Dr. Overman
Dr. Dorothy Overman served as Comal County’s health authority for over 25 years and became the area’s most trusted source for information about COVID-19. She stepped down last November due to workload in her family practice, Hill Country Medical Associates, now Christus Trinity Clinic.
As a consultant to the county, she worked with the Office of Public Health and Texas Department of State Health Services on diseases affecting the community, disease prevention, public education, sheltering of evacuees and disaster preparedness.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Overman’s posts on the New Braunfels COVID19 Community Info Facebook page, a private group with almost 7,000 followers, were eagerly anticipated for her candid analysis about the outbreak’s impact on Comal County and Comal ISD.