It sure looks like the vaccines' benefits have been grossly exaggerated."It compares the outcomes of the roughly 18,000 vaccinated and infected people seem at the medical centers with a much larger group of Covid patients - about 2.5 million people - who were not vaccinated and visited the same centers at any point during the epidemic.About 84 percent of the vaccinated patients were seen as outpatients, while 16 percent required hospitalization.In comparison, about 77 percent of unvaccinated patients were seen as outpatients, while 23 percent were hospitalized.Almost 1 percent of the vaccinated patients had serious outcomes, including death, compared to just over 2 percent of the unvaccinated patients."
The actual study is here (see Table 4). Note that this data is pre-Omicron.
There's more than enough evidence COVID vaccinations save lives. Both hospitalizations and infections. This particular study appears to be looking at what happens to those who've been admitted to the hospital. It appears people who are vaccinated fair slightly better than those who are unvaccinated with immune dysfunction. Makes sense given the sample size of the vaccinated group is 18,000 while the unvaccinated is 2.5 million.
Conclusions and Relevance This cohort study found that full vaccination was associated with reduced risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infection, regardless of the immune status of patients. Despite full vaccination, persons with immune dysfunction had substantially higher risk for COVID-19 breakthrough infection than those without such a condition. For persons with immune dysfunction, continued use of nonpharmaceutical interventions (eg, mask wearing) and alternative vaccine strategies (eg, additional doses or immunogenicity testing) are recommended even after full vaccination.
Somewhat surprisingly, the researchers found immune-compromised people had only a slight extra risk of SARS-Cov-2 infection, though they had about three times the risk of dying from Covid as people without immune disorders.
those with immune dysfunction, such as HIV infection, rheumatoid arthritis, and solid organ transplant, had a higher rate for COVID-19 breakthrough infection and worse outcomes after full or partial vaccination, compared with persons without immune dysfunction.
Please take a look at the CDC.
I'm confused why this is titled "Not a lot of benefit from vaccines". The COVID vaccines have saved millions of lives. Visiting a hospital dopes not mean admission. It even says in the introduction with references, Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 have been found to be highly effective and safe in both clinical trials and real-world settings.1-7 B
Edited by orange, 01 January 2022 - 11:57 PM.