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Study finds Omicron hospital risk 10 times higher in unvaccinated vs. boosted

 

After the emergence of the Omicron variant, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States was 10.5 times higher in unvaccinated adults and 2.5 times higher in those who were vaccinated but received no booster than in booster recipients, according to a new study.

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In the first study, a team led by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers analyzed data on 192,509 hospitalizations from more than 250 hospitals in 13 states participating in the COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network from Jan 1, 2021, to Apr 30, 2022. The research was published [Sept. 8] in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

Monthly COVID-19 hospitalization rates were 3.5 to 17.7 times higher in unvaccinated patients than in their vaccinated counterparts, regardless of whether they had received a booster. Hospitalization rates were 10.5 times higher in the unvaccinated and 2.5 times higher in vaccinated patients with no booster than in booster recipients.

 

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https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2022/09/study-finds-omicron-hospital-risk-10-times-higher-unvaccinated

 

Also, source study:

 

COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Adults 18 Years or Older in 13 US States, January 2021 to April 2022

 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2796235

 

"Findings  In this cross-sectional study of US adults hospitalized with COVID-19 during January 2022 to April 2022 (during Omicron variant predominance), COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates were 10.5 times higher in unvaccinated persons and 2.5 times higher in vaccinated persons with no booster dose, respectively, compared with those who had received a booster dose. Compared with unvaccinated hospitalized persons, vaccinated hospitalized persons were more likely to be older and have more underlying medical conditions.

 

Meaning  The study results suggest that COVID-19 vaccines are strongly associated with prevention of serious COVID-19 illness."

 

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COVID vaccine may cut long-term symptoms up to 80%

"COVID-19 patients who had received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reported 8 of the 10 most common long-COVID symptoms 50% to 80% less often than their unvaccinated counterparts, finds an ongoing Israeli study published in the Nature journal npj Vaccines.

 

A team led by Bar-Ilan University researchers invited adults tested for COVID-19 at three affiliated hospitals in northern Israel from March 2020 to November 2021 to complete an online questionnaire about demographics, vaccination status, and any symptoms they had or continued to experience.

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After adjusting for age, time from symptom onset to questionnaire completion, and baseline symptoms, infected two-dose vaccine recipients were less likely than their unvaccinated infected peers to report fatigue (-62%), headache (-50%), limb weakness (-62%), and muscle pain (-66%) (risk ratios [RRs], 0.38, 0.50, 0.38, and 0.34). Shortness of breath was also reduced 80%."

 

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https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2022/09/covid-vaccine-may-cut-long-term-symptoms-80

 

Also, source study:

 

Association between BNT162b2 vaccination and reported incidence of post-COVID-19 symptoms: cross-sectional study 2020-21, Israel

 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41541-022-00526-5

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"We invited individuals PCR-tested for SARS-CoV-2 infection at participating hospitals between March 2020 and November 2021 to fill an online questionnaire that included information about demographics, acute COVID-19 episode and symptoms they were currently experiencing.

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After adjusting for age, time from beginning of symptoms to responding to the survey, and baseline symptoms, those who received two vaccine doses were less likely than unvaccinated individuals to report any of these symptoms (fatigue, headache, weakness of limbs, persistent muscle pain) by 62%, 50%, 62%, and 66% respectively..."

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Our results suggest that BNT162b2 vaccination may have a protective effect against longer term COVID-19 symptoms."

 

 

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21 hours ago, tgw said:

prove it.

Go have a look at some hospital and death data compiled by the NSW Health department in Au.

There you will find no less than 72% of all covid hospitalizations, including ICU are in fully vaccinated and boosted and no less than 82% of covid deaths occurred in fully vaccinated.

 

Refer to Table 1. 

People with a COVID-19 diagnosis in the previous 14 days who were admitted to hospital, admitted to ICU or reported as having died in the week ending 10 September 2022

 

NSW COVID-19 WEEKLY DATA OVERVIEW Epidemiological week 36, ending 10 September 2022

source: www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus

 

I would like to see the evidence proving covid has saved lives.

 

 

 

 

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According to this: 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/nsw-covid-19-vaccination-rates 

COVID-19 vaccination rates in NSW
97.0% Received first dose of a vaccine
95.4% Received second dose of a vaccine

... more than 68 per cent of people eligible for their third dose have received it.

Despite the substantial protection from COVID-19 provided by vaccination, older age remains a significant risk factor for serious illness and death with COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

 

When nearly everybody in NSW is vaccinated, then the relatively smaller numbers who do get Covid-19 are also likely to have been vaccinated.   

 

Looking at Table 1 of the pdf file, of 122 deaths in the reported week 90 were aged 80 or more (45 were 80-89, and another 45 90 or older).    Only 5 people under 60 died (note that numbers have been declining, but 21,711 Covid-19 cases were reported in the past seven days). 

 

Oh -- according to this, life expectancy in NSW in 2018-2020 is 81.2 (males), 85.4 (females).  

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/population/life-tables/latest-release

 

-- Retiree 

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There's also the following caveat in the NSW report cited above regarding the issue of whether the reported deaths (largely among 80 and 90+ year olds) were BECAUSE of COVID or WITH COVID.

 

From the report:

 

"Under this definition, deaths are considered COVID-19 deaths for surveillance purposes if the person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death.

 

Deaths may be excluded if there was a clear alternative cause of death that was unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. major trauma)."

 

Past fact check reports have also addressed the misleading way in which the NSW data often is characterized in terms of vaccine effectiveness.

 

"Nancy Baxter, the head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, told AFP that the misleading posts had misrepresented Covid death rates in Australia.

 

"Virtually all the people at most risk of dying of Covid are vaccinated so even though they are at considerably less risk of death than those who are unvaccinated, most deaths will occur in vaccinated folk," she said.

 

"Those that are unvaccinated tend to be younger and are at less risk of dying than those who are older."

 

https://factcheck.afp.com/doc.afp.com.328W9C3

 

The only way to meaningfully address the issue raised above would be to compare comparable populations of 80 ad 90 year olds (where most of the cited deaths occurred), one group vaccinated and the other group unvaccinated... And then compare the COVID death rates between the two comparable groups.

 

But AFAIK, that's going to be pretty difficult if not impossible to do there, since the vast majority of those most at risk there from COVID have already been vaccinated.

 

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However, the U.S. CDC has done exactly that kind of analysis in the U.S., where there remains larger populations of unvaccinated folks, and found the following for the age 50+ cohort as of June:

 

Unvaccinated people age 50 and above had a 14 times greater risk of dying from COVID than the vaccinated 50+ year olds with two primary and at least two booster vaccine doses.

 

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And the actual numbers underlying the chart above -- COVID deaths in that older age group per 100,000 population:

 

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https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status

 

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22 hours ago, 300sd said:

All depends who is doing the figures.

That is your personal method for coping with information that doesn’t fit in your worldview.

 

Perhaps instead of giving us your defense mechanism, you could provide clinical studies showing that unvaccinated people are not more likely to be hospitalized.

 

My personal opinion is that the unvaccinated are more likely to be ill, simply because they don’t believe in modern medicine, and so fall victim to health frauds.

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1 hour ago, michael87 said:

Go have a look at some hospital and death data compiled by the NSW Health department in Au.

There you will find no less than 72% of all covid hospitalizations, including ICU are in fully vaccinated and boosted and no less than 82% of covid deaths occurred in fully vaccinated.

 

Refer to Table 1. 

People with a COVID-19 diagnosis in the previous 14 days who were admitted to hospital, admitted to ICU or reported as having died in the week ending 10 September 2022

 

NSW COVID-19 WEEKLY DATA OVERVIEW Epidemiological week 36, ending 10 September 2022

source: www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus

 

I would like to see the evidence proving covid has saved lives.

 

 

 

 

The people on the internet who gave you those links clearly have no interest in your health. Instead, they are following a political agenda.

 

Your conclusions have already been debunked. When a huge percentage of the population has been vaccinated, then the absolute numbers will show mostly vaccinated people in the hospital. It’s the relative numbers that are critical.

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17 hours ago, Neeranam said:

One question, is the long covid symptom  curable over time? 

Curable may not be the word, treatable Long Covid symptoms can be up to 12 weeks in most cases....although if the Covid leads to pneumonia longer term damage to lungs is found. If one has never been infected by Covid, the risks of long term symptoms may warrant measures like maintaining booster injections and other cautions. 

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8 hours ago, michael87 said:

By who, you? 

Numbers are numbers and double vaxxed, boosted etc are allegedly dying of covid at far greater rates than unvaxxed according to the data reported on the NSW health website. Go figure.

 

I know of not one person that has died "from" covid.

 

The real challenge is proving if vaccines actually save lives. I'll wait for your proof, but just forget it, you'll be searching forever locating objective evidence that covid saves more lives than it takes. 

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"Unvaccinated people age 50 and above had a 14 times greater risk of dying from COVID than the vaccinated 50+ year olds with two primary and at least two booster vaccine doses." 

 

That is hard to understand? 

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14 hours ago, michael87 said:

 

A billion+ people have been vaccinated for Covid.

 

Millions of people have been hospitalized for Covid. 

 

If vaccination caused more serious adverse effects than Covid, hospitals would be filled with people suffering adverse effects from vaccination. But, that is not the case in real life. 

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