How much less are people dying from COVID based on their vaccination status?

Paul Campos over at Lawyers, Guns and Money, always a reliable source, offers some interesting stats:

I’ve crunched some CDC numbers on the question of how much protection the COVID vaccines are currently offering against dying from COVID.

A couple of caveats:

(1) These are mortality stats, so they don’t say anything about about what sort of protection the vaccines offer against serious and/or long-term illness from the disease. The most reasonable assumption would be that the rates of risk reduction would be similar, but that’s a guesstimate.

(2) The stats are two months old, but since the rolling daily average of COVID deaths in the USA has been pretty much stuck between 300 and 400 a day since mid-April they probably represent the current situation pretty closely.

OK, the numbers:

Annual mortality rate from COVID among the unvaccinated, all ages:

285 per 100,000

  • Vaccinated no booster: 48 per 100,000
  • Vaccinated single booster: 37 per 100,000
  • Vaccinated double booster: 12 per 100,000
  • Annual all-cause mortality rate in the USA pre-COVID pandemic, all ages: 867 per 100,000

Mortality rate from COVID by age group:

Among 65+ years old

  • Unvaccinated: 569 per 100,000
  • Vaccinated no booster: 90 per 100,000
  • Vaccinated single booster: 76 per 100,000
  • Vaccinated double booster: 26 per 100,000
  • Baseline annual all-cause mortality rate in this cohort pre-COVID was about 5,000 per 100,000

Those are remarkable differences.

Campos goes on to note about a stray zero number of cases in the 50-64 age group:

You might be curious about the zero figure. I’m extrapolating here from weekly reports, and it so happens that in the last week of May 2022, which represents the most recent data, not a single double boosted person in the United States between the ages of 50-64 died of COVID. This is pretty remarkable given that there are about 40 million people in that age group in the population. Looking back over the previous several weeks, this was also the case in most of them: zero deaths from COVID among the double boosted in this age group.

That’s right.

Zero reported deaths in the double-boosted 50-64 age group.

If you’re over 50 and not double boosted, you’re plainly and simply playing Russian Roulette with your life.

You can read his entire post at this link.

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