Newly-published real-world data has revealed that COVID-19 vaccines are virtually 100% effective at protecting people from getting sick enough from the virus to need to be hospitalized, the Mail reported.
A medical research center in Cleveland, Ohio studied the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among its staff and found resounding success.
Of nearly 2,000 caregivers in the study who tested positive for the virus, only 0.3% – or about 6 people – were fully inoculated. That translates to near-100% effectiveness against hospitalization.
Meanwhile, 99.75% of coronavirus patients admitted to the center’s hospitals during the study period were not fully inoculated.
The new study, soon to be submitted for publication, shows not only that hospitalizations generally have decreased as vaccinations have increased, but that individuals who are fully inoculated are 99% less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19.
This has clearly demonstrated that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines live up to their promise: protecting people from getting severely ill from the coronavirus.
The two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines performed impressively in their clinical trials. The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines demonstrated efficacy rates over 90%, blowing far past the FDA’s 50% benchmark for emergency authorization.