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Fully vaccinated people account for 1.2% of Covid-19 deaths in England | Coronavirus

People who were fully vaccinated accounted for just 1.2% of all Covid-19 deaths in England in the first seven months of this year.

The data, published by the National Statistical Office (ONS), were kidnapped as proof of the success of the vaccination program.

The figures show a total of 51,281 deaths from Covid-19 in England between January 2 and July 2, including 38,964 unvaccinated people.

Of the total Covid-related deaths, 458 (about 0.9%) involved people who died at least 21 days after the second dose of the vaccine. Only 256 deaths (0.5%) involved people who had been fully vaccinated and had the first positive PCR test at least 14 days after the second dose.

No vaccine is 100% effective against Covid-19 and health authorities have made it clear that some deaths of vaccinated individuals are expected. Public Health England (PHE) estimated the efficacy of two doses against hospital admissions with Delta variant infections – which is now the dominant strain in the UK – was around 94%.

However, Monday’s data pointed out that the risk of death from Covid-19 is consistently lower for people who have received two doses than one dose or no vaccination.

A detailed breakdown of the data was made available for 252 of the 256 people who died after receiving both vaccinations and who tested positive for the first time at least 14 days after the second dose. They are what the ONS describes as “revolutionary” deaths.

It shows that just over three-quarters of these deaths (76.6%) occurred in those who were clinically extremely vulnerable, a slightly higher proportion than other deaths from Covid-19 (74.5%) and deaths without Covid- 19 (69.7%). .

Of the breakthrough deaths, 61.1% occurred in males, which is higher than other deaths from Covid-19 (52.2%) and deaths without Covid-19 (48.5%), while 13% was among immunocompromised people.

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Experts stressed the importance of context in terms of data, which covered a period where the UK’s seven-day average daily deaths ranged between six and more than 1,200 per day. Trends were increasing at the end of the ONS study period, when rates were around 25 per day, while daily death rates are now consistently above 100 per day.

Dr Duncan Robertson, a data analyst at Loughborough University, said: “By definition, as the percentage of people vaccinated increases, fewer people remain in the unvaccinated category. In the extreme, if everyone were vaccinated,” 100% of deaths would be of vaccinated people, just as before the launch of the vaccine, 0% of deaths would be of vaccinated people “.

But he added: “What is clear from the ONS data is the importance of being fully vaccinated – full vaccination offers very high – but not perfect – protection against death, where only having a first dose offers significantly protection. inferior”.

The PNS data came just days after Public Health England released data showing the vaccination status of infected, hospitalized, and those who died.

“While the data for protection against infection require careful interpretation, particularly in population estimates in each age category, it is clear that the protection against vaccine death is very high after the second dose,” he added. dr. Robertson, who pointed out that work is still needed to be done to ensure vaccinations reach those in cohorts where there has already been a significant spread.

There are about 1 million over-60s who are not fully vaccinated, he pointed out. Only two thirds of black over 50s have been vaccinated compared to more than 9 in 10 over 50 whites. People are four times more likely to not be fully vaccinated if they live in the most disadvantaged areas than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.

Experts stressed the importance of context in terms of data, which covered a period where the UK’s seven-day average daily deaths ranged between six and more than 1,200 per day. Trends were increasing at the end of the ONS study period, when rates were around 25 per day, while daily death rates are now consistently above 100 per day.

Dr Duncan Robertson, a data analyst at Loughborough University who focused on modeling and analyzing Covid-19, said: “By definition, as the percentage of people vaccinated increases, fewer people remain in the In the extreme, if everyone were vaccinated, 100% of deaths would be vaccinated people, just like before the vaccine was launched, 0% of deaths would be vaccinated people. “

But he added: “What is clear from the ONS data is the importance of being fully vaccinated: full vaccination offers very high, but not perfect, protection against death, where only having a first dose offers significantly protection. inferior”.

The PNS data came just days after Public Health England released data showing the vaccination status of people who were infected, hospitalized, and who died.

“While the data for protection against infection require careful interpretation, particularly in population estimates in each age category, it is clear that the vaccine’s protection against death is very high after the second dose,” he added. dr. Robertson.


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