Since the inception of COVID-19 vaccines, a common question has revolved around their ability to prevent hospitalization and death.
For years, there has been no official confirmation on this matter. However, recently, the CDC released data claiming that “per million doses in 12-17-year-olds over 6 months, 0-1 deaths have been prevented.”
The world witnessed the outbreak of the coronavirus in late 2019, and by the end of 2020, vaccines were approved. From 2021 onwards, people worldwide underwent mass vaccination campaigns against the “deadly” virus.
Despite rigorous clinical trials, questions persist about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Two years later, rumors and concerns about their efficacy continue to circulate.
While some doubt their effectiveness altogether, others worry about potential harm.
The recent revelation by the CDC regarding the vaccines' effectiveness in preventing death has heightened questions about their overall effectiveness.
How do COVID-19 vaccines function?
COVID-19 vaccines operate on a straightforward principle. They stimulate the body's immune system to generate antibodies capable of combatting the virus if it invades.
Since the outset, medical experts and authorities have asserted that the vaccines can lower the risk of contracting the virus, developing severe symptoms necessitating hospitalization, and ultimately prevent death.
Currently, there are three primary types of vaccines available – mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine, vector vaccine, and protein-subunit vaccine. All have demonstrated efficacy against coronavirus through extensive clinical trials.
Can COVID-19 vaccines avert mortality?
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided statistics on the vaccines' ability to prevent death. This revelation has sparked concern among the public.
According to CDC data, coronavirus vaccines can prevent 0-1 deaths among 12-17-year-olds over 6 months per million doses of mRNA vaccines.
Alex Berenson shared this information, stating:
This post has been widely shared and reignited discussions about the efficacy of coronavirus vaccines.
Various rumors surround coronavirus vaccines, but this official information about their inability to prevent death provides clarity.