Detailed data on the infection of those vaccinated in Hungary have been published. Not only was it revealed how many of those who had previously been vaccinated had been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, but also how many of them needed hospital treatment, and how many have died.
One of the readers of 444.hu got access to this interesting data. The reader requested detailed information from the Directorate General of the National Hospital. He submitted a public interest data request back in July. He thought he would not get any response; however, on August 31, he received a detailed chart.
The statistics contain an age breakdown.
This is important because, previously, similar information was not public in Hungary. The data suggest that vaccination efficacy decreases in the elderly. It is also clear from the data release that it would be possible to publish such a detailed data set system. Also, complete information can help a lot in protecting against the coronavirus pandemic.
If the numbers further support the effectiveness of vaccines, there will be fewer and fewer doubts.
Furthermore, if the effectiveness of protection reduces with one of the vaccines or above a certain age, those affected may be able to protect themselves against the virus in other ways, such as wearing a mask, washing their hands, and keeping distance.
However, there are also gaps in the data, as it is not clear exactly when they are from.
The number of vaccinated people can be a reference, but, unfortunately, there are also questions regarding the number of vaccinated people. According to 24.hu, the data include 5,593,891 first vaccinations, which was reached on the 25th of July. The number of second vaccinations was also given, which was 5,315,933, which Hungary reached five days earlier, on July 20. Let’s look at a summary.
At least three weeks after the first vaccination,
0.2 per cent of vaccinated people became infected,
0.05 per cent were hospitalised,
0.012 per cent died from the coronavirus.
The second vaccination was even more effective.
Also three weeks after the second dose of a vaccine:
0.086 per cent caught the virus,
0.013 per cent were hospitalised,
and 0.003 per cent died from the coronavirus.
From this, it can be seen that even with a single dose of vaccine, the chances of serious illness are low. Also, it can be read that two doses are more effective than just one. There are no data on how these numbers change for non-vaccinated individuals, however.
Vaccines are therefore effective, but there is a need for regular, detailed data to further strengthen protection against the epidemic.
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