Big Media always report that, ‘Covid-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing serious illness and death from Covid-19’. But is it true when we look at death rate of fully vaccinated people?
CNN posted an article on August 2: “About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows”
It wrote: “The CDC reported 6,587 Covid-19 breakthrough cases as of July 26, including 6,239 hospitalizations and 1,263 deaths. At that time, more than 163 million people in the United States were fully vaccinated against Covid-19.”
So-called “breakthrough” cases are Covid-19 infections in people who have already been vaccinated.
The article concluded: “Less than 0.004% of fully vaccinated people had a breakthrough case that led to hospitalization and less than 0.001% of fully vaccinated people died from a breakthrough Covid-19 case.”
But the data is used here to compare between the cases of hospitalization, death with total fully vaccinated people. This comparison is easily misleading and is not represented for death rate. Instead, Covid-19 hospitalization and death cases should be compared with breakthrough infections.
Meanwhile, on May 25, CDC had a report: “A total of 10,262 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections had been reported from 46 U.S. states and territories as of April 30, 2021… Based on preliminary data, 2,725 (27%) vaccine breakthrough infections were asymptomatic, 995 (10%) patients were known to be hospitalized, and 160 (2%) patients died.”
Per this report, the death rate of fully vaccinated people was 2% and the hospitalization rate was 10% as of April 30, 2021. However, CDC still concluded that: “Vaccine breakthrough cases occur in only a small percentage of vaccinated people.”
Another incomplete data reported by NBC News on July 31 showed: “At least 125,000 fully vaccinated Americans have tested positive for Covid and 1,400 of those have died”. As the result, the death rate from this data is 1.1%.
So what is the death rate of Covid-19 in US in general? As of August 5, there are more than 36,301,744 corona cases and 631,879 deaths, according to Worldometers. Therefore, the death rate is 1.7%.
The table of COVID-19 death rates by country from Wikipedia also shows the same.
The death rate of 2% for full vaccinated Americans and 1.7% or 1.1% of all USA are quite different? “Covid shots are all highly protective against death” is no longer correct?