The newspaper’s analysts calculated several models. It was based on data from the UK collected among people over 50 years old. Of the 1 million people, 920,000 have been fully vaccinated, or 92 percent. Of those, 3,680 people contracted the coronavirus and 110 ended up in hospital.
Of the remaining eight percent (80,000) unvaccinated, 1,600 were infected, 160 of whom ended up in hospital. While 0.4 percent of vaccinated people passed the positive test, the percentage in the unvaccinated was 2 percent, five times more.
In hospitals, 0.012 percent of the vaccinated ended up, and in the unvaccinated, 0.2 percent. In the unvaccinated case, hospitalization is about seventeen times more likely.
In absolute numbers, eight percent of those who are not vaccinated represent a greater burden on hospitals than 92 percent of those who have been vaccinated.
In 70% of vaccines, the hospitalization ratio is 600:84
In another example, Financial Times analysts focused on a smaller proportion of vaccines, which is also closer to the current situation in the Czech Republic. If only 70 percent of a million people were vaccinated, the absolute number of infected and hospitalized would logically decline among those vaccinated. In general, however, hospitalization would be much higher in the population.
According to analysts, only 84 people will need to stay in hospital among those who have been vaccinated, but 600 will not be vaccinated.
Anthony Masters of Britain’s Royal Statistics Society added that as the number of vaccinators increases, these people will of course make up a larger proportion of cases. Especially in the younger generations, who face a higher risk of infection due to frequent social contacts.
“If more people are vaccinated, it is likely that some new cases will emerge in this group as well,” Masters said.
Patients who have been vaccinated with the Covid virus do not make the vaccines ineffective
In the UK, fully vaccinated people currently account for about 40 per cent of patients hospitalized with coronavirus. However, as Jamie Hartmann Boyce of Oxford University points out, this is not evidence that coronavirus vaccines do not work.
This is explained in the hypothetical example of a society in which all individuals are vaccinated. In such a society, 100 percent of the hospitalized population logically comes from the vaccinated, because the unvaccinated don’t exist.
However, this does not mean that the vaccine is completely ineffective.
Group immunity is hard to achieve
To test the immunity of a vaccinated person against Covid-19, but according to scientists, this is not possible. “You can’t tell how safe you are or how safe you are. Humans have varying degrees of protection against viruses. Current tests will tell you if you have antibodies, but they won’t tell us anything about immunity to COVID-19,” says Danny Altman, an immunologist at Imperial College London.
University of Bath sports biologist Kate Yates has warned that given the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, it will not be possible to achieve herd immunity until vaccination reaches at least 90 percent. “Herd immunity is likely to be a long way off, especially when we are fighting the delta variant,” he said.
According to epidemiologist Adam Kucharsky, the (non-ideal) amount of vaccines will appear sometime in late August, when Britain is expecting around 100,000 infections per day, which should be the result of a complete dismantling in mid-July.
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