The risk of death from COVID-19 is higher in unvaccinated people. The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks.
The risk of death from COVID-19 is higher in unvaccinated people. The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks.A post shared on Instagram falsely claims that by not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, a person is "100% safe from adverse reactions and 99.8% safe from COVID." Firstly, if you get infected with COVID-19, you do not have a 99.8 percent survival rate. According to an Associated Press fact check, each individual's chance of survival and death is different. The fatality rate of COVID-19 depends on several factors such as age, underlying health condition, and vaccination status. Therefore, it is not possible to make reliable conclusions regarding the COVID-19 survival rate. A small proportion of individuals have indeed faced adverse reactions from the vaccine, including blood clots and myocarditis. However, such instances remain rare and reputed organizations, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deem the vaccine to be "safe and effective." The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks. In addition, the CDC warns that vaccine-related reported adverse events do not mean that "a vaccine caused a health problem." Scientific evidence has found that unvaccinated people are at greater risk of catching and dying from COVID-19 than vaccinated. A recent report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the risk of death from COVID-19 was 32 times greater in unvaccinated people than fully vaccinated individuals. The ONS figures were adjusted for age and included data between January and September 2021. The ONS adjusts for age by using an age-standardized mortality rate. This rate helps to reduce the impact of age and improve comparability within two groups (such as the vaccinated and unvaccinated). According to Sky News, the unvaccinated mortality rate in the report was 849.7 per 100,000 compared with 26.2 for the vaccinated.