Igor Antunov wrote:This is not true, especially in the high risk age groups. The worst week for us here recently in Australia was the one where 12 died, all but 1 were vaccinated. All but one were over 80.
If you and granny are fully vaxxed you can still kill granny. I for one don't have a granny and I don't care to visit your granny.
Well yes, that is why my grandma is vaxxed.
I don't know how to put it:
Pre vaccination around 10-15% of cases needed some form of hospital treatment. Obviously not all were under with severe breathing problems but medical help is still medical help that costs money, resources and prevents aid for other diseases. Around 2-2.5% of all cases died. This number also includes excessive mortality from untreated other diseases for example some operation that couldn't be conducted because Covid took all the beds and resources away.
These are based on American statistics who seem to be more or less correct with perhaps 20% of understatement. Using worldwide statistics for this is problematic because there are a lot of misreporting from countries outside of Europe and Norther America. For example latest studies showed that excess mortality is 6 times higher compared to Covid deaths in Russia. Similar studies were done for other countries and the deviation in Europe/US is around 10/20% understatement while outside is folds like Russia. Some places stopped posting excessive mortality statistics altogether.
After vaccination the hospitalisation rate dropped by 7-8 folds for societies with around 70% vaccination.(UK) With around 60-40 split of people being in hospitals. 60 unvaccinated and 40 vaccinated. So theoretically with 90-100% vaccination rates that number can be decreased to 15+ fold reduction in hospitalisation or medical treatment. (I am not sure how much fold but it is probably not linear scaling) Death wise there is also a huge decrease.
So most countries with 70% vaccination are okay unless numbers of cases increase 5-8 more fold which is unlikely in any scenario I think. From a government/healthcare management standpoint Covid is already resolved.