Is Pro-vax Misinformation Contributing to Vaccine Hesitancy?

Analysing an article from Dr Peter Marks (FDA Commissioner)

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The question needs to be asked as the information from experts is not matching the observed real world evidence for the general public. Without an acknowledgement of pandemic errors, trust in medicine, science and scientific experts will continue to be eroded.

Marks P, Califf R. Is Vaccination Approaching a Dangerous Tipping Point? JAMA. Published online January 05, 2024. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.27685

During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine effectiveness appeared to be higher against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 than against later variants. Nonetheless, since the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines, in absolute terms vaccination has been associated with notably fewer deaths across the age range. A similar trend was seen in 2021 and 2023, even though the total number of deaths from COVID-19 have decreased more recently (note the order of magnitude difference on the scale). Those up to date on COVID-19 vaccination had notably lower numbers of deaths per million individuals than those who were unvaccinated, and their benefits were apparent across the entire age range early on and more recently following the exposure of a larger number of individuals to natural infection with one of the SARS-CoV-2 variants, with 16.5-fold and 3.6-fold reductions in death, respectively. Figure adapted from an analysis presented on United States: COVID-19 weekly death rate by vaccination status for all ages (ourworldindata.org) using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://bit.ly/41GVqLo).

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