An Independent Researcher
The purpose is to conduct a deeper analytical dive into the graphs and charts of the publicly available data on vaccinations. It is hoped that this exploratory data analysis will highlight information to enable evidenced-based public health policy development for this stage of SARS-CoV-2.
… This report is prepared for the Liberal Party of Canada. However, it is available for distribution to as many levels of government wishing access to it. Currently, the contents herein have only been seen by the collaborators and those reviewing the document for accuracy or editing purposes. It has therefore, not been widely disseminated to other institutions, individuals or groups and is provided solely for public health policy development going forward in this phase of the pandemic
… A deeper dive into the publicly available data on vaccination from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) provide the following answers to the questions posed.
- Do the COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection and hospitalization? Full vaccination does not prevent infection and hospitalization. Even full vaccination with a booster does not prevent infection or hospitalization.
- What are the trends in vaccinated and unvaccinated cases in the hospitals? In-mid April 2021, when less than 3% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, most of the cases in hospital were unvaccinated. In mid-January 2022, when 77% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, there were more vaccinated cases in hospital than unvaccinated cases.
- Are there more vaccinated or unvaccinated cases in the ICU and hospitals at present (June 3, 2022)? There are 6 times more cases that are vaccinated versus unvaccinated currently in ICU and 5 times more vaccinated cases that are in the hospital compared to unvaccinated cases.
- How does COVID-19 vaccination affect hospitalization rates for those 60 years and older? Lower hospitalization rates are seen for those 60 years and older that are vaccinated compared to those that are unvaccinated.
- How does COVID-19 vaccination affect death rates for those 60 years and older? Lower death rates are seen for those 60 years and older that are vaccinated compared to those that are unvaccinated.
- What is the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on hospitalization for various age groups? Vaccination is showing virtually no benefit to hospitalization rates among all age groups except for those 60 years of age and older. Vaccination shows benefit especially to those 70 years or older.
- What is the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on death for various age groups? Vaccination is showing virtually no benefit to death rates among all age groups except for those 60 years of age and older. Vaccination shows benefit especially to those 70 years and older.
- What are the most frequently reported adverse events associated with COVID-19 vaccines? There are numerous reported risks associated with the COVID-19 vaccines. Among 50 listed, the most frequently reported include paraesthesia, vaccination site pain, headache, pruritus, dyspnoea, and fatigue; while less frequently reported events include myocarditis, pericarditis; the least frequently reported include anaphylaxis, lip swelling, swollen tongue and dermatitis allergic.
- What age groups report having adverse events from the COVID-19 vaccines? Those individuals between 18 and 69 years of age report having adverse events.
- What gender reports having adverse events from the COVID-19 vaccines? Females disproportionately report having adverse events to the vaccines.