Vaccine Efficacy Against Death Once Hospitalised for the 22nd of January, 2022 was POSITIVE at +13%. The 7 day average was calculated to be NEGATIVE -75% but the last three days were marginally positive.
Vaccine effectiveness against death once hospitalised simply looks at the latest known hospital occupancy of the vaxxed verses the unvaxxed and the deaths associated with the same cohort.
This calculation is measuring severe cases (hospitalised patients) and then comparing them against the final outcome and the number of deaths for this cohort. Vaccination rate of the population is irrelevant for this calculation as this method does NOT allow the vaccine to receive glory for vaxxing the young and healthy. This formula is a better measuring stick as it shows the true vaccine efficacy (protection) of the vulnerable (older age groups).
We know that COVID-19 disproportionately targets the elderly and sadly the publicly available data provided by NSW Health is incomplete and we are unable to do this for each age group. We get information of the totals with their age but not an exact breakdown of vaccine status for each deceased individual or age group. Sometimes they mention a particular individual with all the details but this is not the standard for all. Therefore the vaccine efficacy once hospitalised against death as calculated here should be treated as a rough guide and should only be applied to the older vulnerable age groups. I will attempt to access all the required data but at this stage these —real world— numbers are what we have to work with.
Patients in hospital:
*Data taken from the COVID-19 Risk Management Dashboard put out by NSW Health on the 19th of January. Please see screenshot at the bottom of page with link to the original document.
Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of 30 people with COVID-19; 18 men and 12 women.
Four people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 16 people had received two doses, one person had received one dose and nine people were not vaccinated.
Triple or Double Vaxxed 20 ppl (66.7%)
Partially Vaxxed 1 ppl (3.3%)
Unvaxxed 9 ppl (30.0%)
*Data taken from NSW Health twitter update with links to the tweets further down this page.
*Above data table shows the calculation to obtain Vaccine Efficacy Against Death Once Hospitalised. Partially vaxxed excluded from this calculation and were not added to the vaxxed or unvaxxed.
Vaccine Efficacy Against Death Once Hospitalised for January 22, 2022:
= POSITIVE +12.6%.
Seven Day Average:
The 7 Day Average Vaccine Efficacy Against Death Once Hospitalised for the period starting from January 16, 2022 to January 22, 2022
= NEGATIVE -75%
Hospital Occupancy Data By Vaccine Status Was taken From The COVID-19 Risk Management Dashboard
Please remember I currently do not have access to detail mortality data broken down by age and vaccine status so the signal reliability will be crude and perhaps should only be applied to get an indication how well the vaccine protect the vulnerable (elderly).