A Study Finds The Death Rate Is 43 Times Higher Among The Unvaccinated Individuals

A Study Finds The Death Rate Is 43 Times Higher Among The Unvaccinated Individuals
Source – BBC

Unvaccinated Malaysians had a 43.2 times greater mortality risk than those completely vaccinated with Pfizer and 12.5 times higher than those given Sinovac doses, according to a Malaysian study on Covid-19 fatalities.


A Study Finds The Death Rate Is 43 Times Higher Among The Unvaccinated Individuals

Unvaccinated Malaysians had a 43.2 times greater mortality risk than those completely vaccinated with Pfizer and 12.5 times higher than those given Sinovac doses, according to a Malaysian study on Covid-19 fatalities.

According to health news blog CodeBlue, the study looked at Covid-19 deaths in the country between February and September last year and found that the total Covid-19 age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for the unvaccinated group was 47.5 per 100,000 people.

ASMR compensates for differences in the population’s age distribution.

The report was published in the medical journal The Lancet – Regional Health Western Pacific on January 1 by Nur Asheila Abdul Taib et al.

It looked at 20,823 Covid-19 deaths that occurred between February 24 and September 14 of last year. The average age of the people who died was 61.

Source - Reuters

The number of Covid-19 deaths among fully vaccinated individuals was 3.8 per 100,000 population for those who received the Sinovac vaccine, compared to 1.1 per 100,000 population for those who received the Pfizer vaccine.

According to the analysis, individuals who received two Sinovac doses accounted for 58.7% of Covid-19 deaths during the course of the study, or 3,577 deaths, compared to 31.5 percent (1,919) among double-vaccinated Pfizer recipients and 9.6 percent (582) among those who received two AstraZeneca doses.

Pfizer recipients had an 8.9-fold higher mortality rate than those without comorbidities, whereas Sinovac recipients had a 4.1-fold higher mortality rate and AstraZeneca recipients had a 1.5-fold higher mortality rate.

Furthermore, according to CodeBlue, the study found that 24 percent of deaths were more likely among individuals aged 60 to 69, males, and those with comorbidities (72.3 percent ).

Our study findings also concur with the recent recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) to offer a third dose to persons aged 60 and above who received inactivated vaccines.

Evidence from Hong Kong indicated differing concentrations of neutralising antibodies between the inactivated (lower) and Pfizer vaccine recipients (higher), highlighting potential differences in vaccine effectiveness,” said the report.

It also said that monitoring breakthrough hospitalisations and deaths, vaccination coverage, maintaining hospital capacity, and implementing an evidence-based booster approach were all important factors in preventing Covid-19 mortality.

Source – Free Malaysia Today

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