#### Bonnie

##### Super Member

More graphs from the link in the last post

These charts are just general in nature and not about the covid-19 virus itself. But the link shows charts from several different countries, showing the death rate from covid-19 among vaccinated and unvaccinated. Those charts follow below these. I can't cut and paste those on here. But in each country, the death RATE among the vaccinated is much lower than in the unvaccinated. So, yes, the vaccines DO work, to help prevent sickness, make it milder if one gets it, help keep one out of the hospital, and helps prevent death from this disease.

### How do death rates from COVID-19 differ between people who are vaccinated and those who are not?

To understand how the pandemic is evolving, it’s crucial to know how death rates from COVID-19 are affected by vaccination status.

ourworldindata.org

Now we have all the information we need and can calculate the deathrates:

We therefore see that the death rate among the vaccinated is

- of 10 unvaccinated people, 5 died →
the death rate among the unvaccinated is 50%- of 50 vaccinated people, 5 died →
the death rate among the vaccinated is 10%5-times lowerthan among the unvaccinated. In the example, we invented numbers to make it simple to calculate the death rates. But the same logic applies also in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Comparisons of the absolute numbers, as some headlines do, is making a mistake that’s known in statistics as a ‘base rate fallacy’: it ignores the fact that one group is much larger than the other. It is important to avoid this mistake, especially now, as in more and more countries the number of people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 is much larger than the number of people who are unvaccinated (see our vaccination data).

These charts are just general in nature and not about the covid-19 virus itself. But the link shows charts from several different countries, showing the death rate from covid-19 among vaccinated and unvaccinated. Those charts follow below these. I can't cut and paste those on here. But in each country, the death RATE among the vaccinated is much lower than in the unvaccinated. So, yes, the vaccines DO work, to help prevent sickness, make it milder if one gets it, help keep one out of the hospital, and helps prevent death from this disease.

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