A new US study shows: People who were not fully vaccinated against Corona this spring and summer had a ten times higher risk of being admitted to hospital. In addition, they had an 11 times higher risk of dying from Covid-19 – compared to those who were fully vaccinated.
That emerges from a study published on Friday by the CDC Centers of the US Disease Control Agency. The research also underscores the continued effectiveness of all three vaccines approved in the United States. These are Moderna, Biontech / Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
Moderna is the most effective way of preventing hospital stays
A second study showed that the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the US appears to be more effective than those from Biontech / Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson at preventing hospital stays.
Overall, all vaccines protect well. But with 95 percent, those vaccinated with Moderna were best protected against hospitalization because of Covid. Biontech / Pfizer got 80 percent and Johnson & Johnson 60 percent.
This assessment is based on the largest US study to date of the effectiveness of all three vaccines under real conditions. From June to early August, around 32,000 patients attended hospitals, emergency rooms and emergency rooms in nine US states.
Vaccination protects against serious complications
“The bottom line is this: We have the scientific tools we need to get this pandemic under control,” said CDC director Rochelle Walensky (52) at a coronavirus press conference in the White House on Friday.
And further: “The vaccination works and will protect us from the serious complications of Covid-19.”
Because the vaccination campaign recently stagnated, US President Joe Biden (78) issued extensive vaccination regulations on Thursday. This in order to curb the spread of the delta variant. (euc)