Over the last 4 weeks, around half1 of those dying from Covid-19 in Switzerland were unvaccinated. At a glance, it might appear that vaccines are not working very well. However, they are proving to be highly effective, reducing the chance of dying from the disease by more than 80%.
Over the 4 weeks to 14 December 2021, 525 Covid-19 deaths were recorded in Switzerland. These were split roughly equally between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. However, to make sense of these numbers it is essential to look at the number of people in each group. Once this is factored in the life-saving power of vaccines is clear.
Nearly all of those dying were 60 or over2. Among this age group, 88% were fully vaccinated, 1% partially vaccinated and 11% unvaccinated. This means that roughly half of Switzerland’s Covid deaths over the last 4 weeks have occurred among a relatively small number of unvaccinated people. In fact, the unvaccinated in this age group (60+) have been dying at a rate 7.53 times higher than the vaccinated, essentially because the vaccinated now outnumber the unvaccinated by 7.5 to 1.
If vaccines continue to work as well as they do currently and vaccination rates continue to climb, the vaccinated will make up an increasing percentage of those dying from Covid-19. However, at the same time, the overall death rate will be falling thanks to rising vaccine-induced immunity.
Covid vaccines might be imperfect, but they still pack a significant punch and are keeping many people out of hospital and alive.
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1Among those dying of Covid-19 in the 4 weeks to 14 December 2021, 40% were vaccinated, 40% were unvaccinated, 1% were partially vaccinated and 19% were of unknown status. Because the death rate among those of unknown status was almost the same as the blended rate for the fully vaccinated and unvaccinated together, we assumed this group was split similarly between vaccinated and unvaccinated – FOPH data.
297% based on data for the period from 15 November 2021 to 5 December 2021, the latest date for which age-analysed data is available – FOPH data.
3(50% x 252,000)/(50% x 1,882,000) = 1/7.5 – population data from populationpyramid.net.
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This is the most absurd article I have ever read. If 89 % of people dying were vaccinated (the 88% fully vaccinated and the 1% partially vaccinated) how can the unvaccinated make up 50% or unvaccinated be dying at 7.5 times more than vaccinated.
You are flat out LYING and deceiving people. Stop pushing an EVIL agenda with your false articles.
Le News says
Imagine 88,000 people are vaccinated and 12,000 are unvaccinated. Now imagine 88 vaccinated died along with 88 unvaccinated ie 50% of those dying were unvaccinated and 50% were vaccinated. This means that 1 in every 1,000 (88,000/88) vaccinated died and 1 in every 136 (12,000/88) unvaccinated people died ie the unvaccinated died at a much higher rate – 1 in every 136 versus 1 in every 1,000. Looking only at the percentage split of the deaths is misleading. It is essential to look at the total populations of vaccinated and unvaccinated people to make any meaningful sense of the numbers. These are of course simplified hypothetical numbers used to illustrate the mathematics.
Stephanie Muller says
Of the 525 people who died of covid in Switzerland. 89% were vaccinated and 11% were unvaccinated. 467 of the covid deaths were vaccinated and only 57 were unvaccinated. This means that vaccinated people are 9.2 times more likely to DIE from covid than unvaccinated. You also didnt mention how many many people are having serious adverse affects from the covid injections and how many people are losing their lives because of it. There are many alternative treatments that have been on the market for over 32 years and are SAFE and don’t kill or maim people unlike the covid vaccines that have already seriously injured more than 2.9 Million people Worldwide and killed more than 80,000. The human clinical trials for these dangerous vaccines dont end until 2023, so everyone currently taking them is a guinea pig in a massive experiment and NO ONE knows the long term side effects. They should never have been allowed on the market. Your fearmongering pHARMa pushing article is very harmful because you are spreading misinformation that could cause harm to many innocent people. Covid has a survival rate of 99.997% Definitely nothing to be pushing every man woman and child to take a very dangerous vaccine for.
Le News says
Of those dying around 50% were vaccinated and 50% were unvaccinated despite there being roughly 8 times as many vaccinated as there are unvaccinated in the age group where nearly all of the deaths are occurring. If the vaccinated were dying at the same rate as the unvaccinated there would be 2,386 deaths rather than 525 reported by FOPH. This is a mathematical truism.
Stephanie Muller says
You are making up and trying to falsely twist statistics. You even said it yourself (8 times as many vaccinated as there are unvaccinated in the group of people dying) Of the 525 who died of covid in Switzerland 11% were unvaccinated and 89% were VACCINATED. You’re not very good at maths. You are pushing an evil agenda. Did someone from Pfizer pay you to write your false article and silly comments?
Le News says
We did not write that “8 times as many vaccinated as there are unvaccinated in the group of people dying”. There are 8 times as many vaccinated as there are unvaccinated in the POPULATION most at risk of death. Among the group dying the split is 50/50.