Of all the possible outcomes from COVID infection, clearly death is the one we want to prevent above all. We commonly see vaccine efficacy numbers from the 60’s to the 90’s, but that figure generally refers to how successful the vaccine is at preventing a COVID infection with any symptoms.
How effective are the vaccines at preventing you from dying of COVID? Turns out, regardless of whether you look at trial data from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax or the Russian Sputnix V vaccine, you don’t see a single COVID death.
I came across this information in fascinating Twitter thread today from the eminent Yale virologist Dr. Akiko Iwasaki:
This is a simple and highly relevant message I’d like to see broadcasted far and wide…vaccinated people don’t die of COVID. Period.
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