Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Non COVID-19 Death Rates

One interesting side narrative to the pandemic horror show that has dominated the news for almost two years is that COVID-19 vaccine recipients have lower non-COVID mortality rates than the unvaccinated:

After standardizing mortality rates by age and sex, this study found that COVID-19 vaccine recipients had lower non–COVID-19 mortality than did unvaccinated persons.

I don't know why this is true, but I have a hunch- I suspect that vaccinated persons are more risk-averse than the unvaccinated.  I know that I have been more careful since the pandemic started, less inclined to go through yellow traffic signals, less likely to take shortcuts in routine tasks.  Simply put, I don't want to end up in a hospital emergency room when resources are scarce and pathogens are high.  Additionally, vaccinated persons aren't taking dangerous off-the-wall 'remedies' for COVID symptoms, as unvaccinated persons are.

Post written and set up before my road trip.


Richard said...

We already knew that.
Let's get back to the road trip. I agree with your mom about not taking the plane. Please be careful and try not to drive at night too much.
I am wishing you and family and friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Anathema Device said...

Stay safe on your travels, Mr B, and have a peaceful, wonderful Thanksgiving.