Official records for England show that two persons under the age of 50 and more than 100 people over the age of 50 have died of Covid after being completely vaccinated, with specialists claiming that the vaccines are performing as intended despite rising infection rates linked to the Delta variant.
According to data from Public Health England (PHE), 118 people died between February 1 and June 21 this year after receiving both vaccine doses, with 116 of them being over 50 years old.
About half of the over-50s who died from the Delta strain at that time were completely vaccinated, while just 21 unvaccinated people under the age of 50 died.
According to Sir David Spiegelhalter, chair of the Winton Institute for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge, this is owing to the “quite substantial risk-gradient with age.”
According to him, an unvaccinated 30-year-old had a lower risk of contracting coronavirus than a 60-year-old who had been vaccinated.
The Delta variety of coronavirus, which is thought to be more transmissible and associated with a higher risk of hospitalization and mortality, has grown prevalent in the United Kingdom.
PHE estimates that a two-dose Delta vaccine reduces hospital admission by 94%, and scientists believe there is a similar reduction in death, implying that the deadly risk is reduced to less than a twentieth of its usual value.
65% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated to date, and several restrictions have been abolished.
“The current wave of infections will primarily affect younger, low-risk people, but the vaccine isn’t flawless, and there will tragically be more deaths among completely vaccinated people,” said Spiegelhalter.
“I don’t think the deaths [in the current PHE report] are a hint that anything is happening that we aren’t expecting,” said Prof Christina Pagel, director of UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit.
But I believe we can all agree that infections are terrible because they will surely lead to additional hospitalizations and deaths, albeit not on the same scale as before, but a significant number.” She predicted that the UK would see “far over 1,000 hospitalizations each day this summer.”
According to PHE, the UK immunization program has avoided 30,300 fatalities, 46,300 hospital admissions, and 8,151,000 illnesses.