People unvaccinated against the coronavirus are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They also lead to a second conclusion: the risk of being hospitalized in the unvaccinated is ten times higher than in those who received the vaccine.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their research on Friday. They were also announced that day at a press conference by the COVID-19 team at the White House. They cover the period from April 4 to July 17 in 13 states and territories in the United States.
At that time, fully vaccinated people accounted for about 8 percent of the nearly 38,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and about 18 percent of all reported coronavirus cases. Of the pandemic fatalities reported in the study, 616 out of 6,748 (around 9 percent) were fully vaccinated.
Studies show that the risk of death from COVID-19 is 11 times higher in the unvaccinated than in the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization is 10 times higher in the unvaccinated. Vaccination works and will protect us from the serious complications of COVID-19, concluded CDC CEO Rochelle Walensky.
Comparison of Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines
The CDC also released two other studies on the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines on Friday, both reaching similar conclusions. They indicate that the Moderny preparation is the most effective vaccine available in the US. Its effectiveness was estimated at over 90 percent in both studies. The BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine was rated at 80 percent and 83 percent, and Johnson & Johnson at 60 percent. Both studies were conducted at a time when Delta was the predominant variant of the coronavirus.
The data also show that mRNA vaccines (Moderny and Pfizera / BioNTechu) are more effective in people under 65 (95 percent) than in older adults (80 percent). Their effect did not diminish after 90 days.
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