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Covid-19 Death Rates by Vaccination/Booster Status - Early Analysis

The FDA VRBPAC Advisory Committee met June 28th to discuss plans for generating a Fall 2022 booster dose for SARS-CoV-2.  My comments re: proposed plans were in my blog post from last Saturday <http://www.paperandthreads.com/2022/07/illio2.php>. I was impressed with new unpublished information that was presented to the Advisory committee about the safety and efficacy of 1st and 2nd Booster doses of the current vaccine.   

The second Covid-19 booster dose is recommended for people ages 50+ if it has been more than 4 months since their last vaccine dose.  

EARLY ANALYSIS among people ages 50 years and older diagnosed with Covid-19 in April 2022:

1.  Unvaccinated people had 42 times the risk of dying from Covid-19, compared to those with 2 booster doses.  

2.  People vaccinated with one booster dose had 4 times the risk of dying from Covid-19, compared to those with 2 booster doses - providing early evidence of the benefits of a 2nd booster dose.        

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