Unvaccinated patients 29 times more likely to die from Covid-19: CDC

Unvaccinated patients 29 times more likely to die from Covid-19: CDC


The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report of the Centers for Disease Control in the United States reports that unvaccinated patients are 29 times more likely to die from Covid-19. This, with respect to those individuals vaccinated with a complete schedule, be it one or two doses, states the edition published on August 24, 2021.

Additionally, the study shows that those not vaccinated are 5 times more likely to contract the virus than those vaccinated. Details the study, these data were taken from records of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health between May 1 and July 25, 2021.

Regarding the composition of the population studied, of the 43,127 positive cases of Covid-19 analyzed in the region, only 25.3% belonged to people vaccinated with a complete scheme. 71.4% of the sample, 30 thousand 801 people in total, had not received the vaccine at the time of infection.

“These data on hospitalization and infection rates indicate that licensed vaccines protect against SARS-COV-2 and severe Covid-19 infection during a period where transmission of the delta variant increased,” the study states. On the other hand, data in turn indicate that the mean age of hospitalization is higher among the vaccinated population.

The study ends, “Efforts to increase vaccination against Covid-19, in coordination with other prevention strategies, are critical to prevent hospitalizations and deaths related to this disease.” According to CDC data as of August 23, 2021, only 60% of the total US population has received at least one vaccine.

As of August 24, 2021, the United States is the country with the highest number of cases in the world, according to numbers from John Hopkins University. With this, 38 million accumulated infections pay 629 thousand deaths from Covid-19. Also, with the recent full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration, the US government hopes to clear up doubts among the population and urge them to receive the vaccine.