zico wrote:XFool wrote:Two questions I wanted to know the answers to, but not asked by the journalists, were:
1. Given the different risk tables for differing infection rates, does that imply there could be a further "course correction", even back to the status quo ante, if a further COVID wave arrives?
2. Do the scientists looking at this have accurate figures for the sex of people vaccinated?
For question 1, the answer is a resounding "Yes!". The chart below is based on infections at the peak of the second save (presumably Jan2021) - the chances of vaccine harm is unchanged, but the chances of being in ICU from Covid are much higher. Hopefully, we'll never get a peak like this again, so it probably isn't relevant (even though it was given as an example by Van Tam).
It sounded like the scientists have figures for the sex of people being vaccinated, but splitting down by sex wasn't helpful, because type of occupation may also play a role (e.g. more working-age women than men in health/care roles so more women jabbed, but also female job roles (e.g. carer) may expose them to more Covid risk than men.
Yes, that sounds like important information, but unlikely to be available for the vaccinated population - unless statistically - and only directly available for those who have suffered from the clot problem. Maybe that is enough detail?