Scientists report 11-fold reduction in risk of death from COVID with vaccination
People who were fully vaccinated against coronavirus infection are 11 times less likely to die from the disease than those who were not vaccinated at all. That’s according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to statistics for August, unvaccinated Americans were 11.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who were vaccinated with both components of the vaccine. Unvaccinated people had an average of 6.1 times the risk of infection.
At the same time in the study it is noted that vaccination does not give a 100% guarantee to avoid infection, so some vaccinated Americans still fell ill with coronavirus.
Earlier, scientists from Rockefeller University concluded that vaccination against COVID-19 after recovery from coronavirus generates “flexible” antibodies in the body. This leads to immunity from the disease.
The antibodies found in such patients were effective against six mutations of the coronavirus, including delta and beta variants. They were also able to cope with a mutation specifically created in the laboratory that combined several strains at once. Antibodies from those who had just been sickened or vaccinated could not cope with the infection.