A small number of fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 in NSW have died — here's why

Thirty-five fully vaccinated people have now died in NSW’s Delta outbreak, with three fully vaccinated patients among the seven deaths recorded yesterday.

While that’s about 11 per cent of the total 316 deaths since this outbreak began, experts say other risk factors are also at play — including age and underlying health issues.

Tony Cunningham, director of the Centre for Virus Research at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, said the numbers did not tell the full story.

“In the trials, of course, we know these vaccines are around about 97 per cent effective against deaths,” he said.

“This is in essence, that very small percentage of people who are not protected by the vaccine.”

Professor Cunningham said the vaccinated patients most at risk of dying were immunocompromised or in the oldest age groups.

NSW Health does not always publish the details of whether someone who dies with COVID-19 had underlying health conditions.

The most recent detailed breakdown of NSW Health data available shows that up until September 11, 21 people died who were fully vaccinated.

Twenty of those people were aged 70 or more.

[Insert ICU and death chart]

Since then daily figures show a further 14 fully vaccinated people have died.

Seven had underlying health conditions, while the other seven were not specified.

Professor Cunningham said people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, or taking immunosuppressive drugs after a transplant, could have a compromised immune response to the vaccine.

“Only about 55 per cent of people who are immunocompromised will develop adequate antibody levels after immunisation and that may require a third boost to get about another 25 per cent up [to adequate levels],” he said.

While NSW Health does not provide details on the specific conditions of patients who have died, a majority have had underlying health conditions, often serious.

Professor Cunningham said research had shown that people aged over 80 had a 20 fold increased risk of dying from COVID.

[Insert chart]

People who are fully vaccinated are 70 to 95 per cent less likely to get sick from COVID compared with the unvaccinated, according to NSW Health.

However, they noted that a small proportion of the fully vaccinated may still get the disease.

“As the proportion of the population who are vaccinated increases, the numbers of cases who are fully vaccinated will increase but this does not mean the vaccines are not working,” the NSW Health weekly surveillance report notes.

Analysis of cases and hospitalisations in NSW up to September 11 showed that fully vaccinated people were far less likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who were partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all.

[Insert chart]

About 1,400 — or 4 per cent — of the people who contracted COVID in NSW between March 1 and September 11 this year were fully vaccinated.

About 15 per cent of positive COVID cases (5,896 people) have been hospitalised since June 16 and 4 per cent of those (222) were fully vaccinated.

Three quarters of people in hospital with COVID were not vaccinated or had only received one dose.

Being fully vaccinated was also highly protective against ending up in intensive care.

Just nine of the 472 people who were in ICU were fully vaccinated.

While detailing the COVID deaths on Tuesday, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people were “kidding themselves” if they thought they did not need to get vaccinated, warning that anyone could end up in a hospital ICU or die.

“It may be you that passes on the virus to your family or your friends and sees the responsibility then fall upon your shoulders for the death of one of your close friends or family,” he said.

[Click through to send us your questions about COVID-19]

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Sejarah hitam Manchester United

© Provided by Sinar Harian PENGENDALI Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer menyifatkan kekalahan 0-5 kepada Liverpool di Old Trafford pada Isnin, merupakan sejarah hitam sepanjang kariernya. Malah Solskjaer juga mengakui ... Read more »

Internet services interrupted in Sudanese capital Khartoum - Reuters witness

© Reuters/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH FILE PHOTO: Protest against prospect of military rule in Khartoum KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Internet services were interrupted in the Sudanese capital Khartoum early on Monday, a ... Read more »

Red Cross calls for urgent help for PNG after record COVID surge

© Provided by Al Jazeera The Red Cross is calling for urgent assistance as COVID-19 surges in the Pacific nation [File: David Gray/Reuters] Concerted international action is necessary to help ... Read more »

Sheikh Hasina congratulates PM Modi for 1 billion Covid jabs milestone

Sheikh Hasina and PM Modi Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday congratulated her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on achieving the historic milestone of administering over one billion Covid-19 vaccine ... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh BJP kickstarts its social media campaign for UP 2022 elections: 'Soch Imanadar, Kaam Damdaar, Fir Ek Baar BJP Sarkar'

© Provided by Zee News Lucknow: Ahead of the upcoming 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) social media team has started its online campaigns to increase ... Read more »

The Asiatic Society, Kolkata invites applications for clerk, other posts

The Asiatic Society, Kolkata has invited applications to fill vacancies in clerk, assistant librarian, binder, mender, and junior attendant posts. The application forms are available on the official website, asiaticsocietykolkata.org. ... Read more »

EXPLAINED: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

EXPLAINED: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe ... Read more »

Oil prices extend gains to multi-year highs on tight supply

By Yuka Obayashi © Reuters/Nick Oxford FILE PHOTO: Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. TOKYO (Reuters) -Oil prices climbed ... Read more »

Blue Apron review: How the original meal kit service holds up in 2021

There are literally dozens of meal kits and meal delivery services available in 2021, but the full-to-bursting category all started with one. Blue Apron has been at it the longest and we’ve been ... Read more »

OCTA: NCR COVID-19 cases not yet rising as reproduction number increases to 0.48

Metro Manila thumb The number of new COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) is not yet rising even as its reproduction number increased to 0.48, the OCTA Research ... Read more »

News on James Michael Tyler, Ed Sheeran and Alec Baldwin

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ dies NEW YORK: James Michael Tyler, the actor known for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died at home in ... Read more »

UN deputy chief praises message of peace and solidarity at Expo 2020 Dubai

© Provided by The National Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairwoman of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, centre, with Claes Kalborg, partner of the Non-Violence ... Read more »

Pikul 10kg sampah sarap dibuang di air terjun

© Provided by Sinar Harian KEMAMAN – Seorang juruteknik membatalkan hasrat untuk beriadah sambil mendaki di kawasan Air Terjun Janda Mandi di Bukit Kijal, di sini pada Khamis lalu setelah ... Read more »

"Dulu saya hanya menyaksikan konsert dari kerusi penonton, tetapi kini..."

SIAPA sangka, bermula sebagai penonton di Istana Budaya, kini penyanyi yang semakin popular, Aina Abdul berpeluang membuat persembahan di pentas berprestij itu. Menurut Aina atau nama penuhnya Nurul Aina Abdul ... Read more »

Certis Cisco team leader at Tuas Checkpoint jailed for molesting subordinates

Editors’ Note: This story tackles sensitive topic that young and some readers may find disturbing. MSN strongly advises to read with caution and proper guidance. SINGAPORE — A Certis Cisco ... Read more »

Disappointed Pakistani Fan Smiled After T20 World Cup Win and Even Indians Liked it

© Provided by News18 Disappointed Pakistani Fan Smiled After T20 World Cup Win and Even Indians Liked it Every dog has its day, is how the old proverb goes, but ... Read more »

What viral meme guy Momin Saqib shared after Pakistan's historic win against India in T20 World Cup

Momin Saqib celebrated after Pakistan’s historic win against India in T20 World Cup. (Image courtesy: Instagram) Team India suffered a 10-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the Super 12 Group 2 ... Read more »

'Friends' fame actor James Michael Tyler aka Gunther passes away

© Provided by Zee News Los Angeles: Actor James Michael Tyler, best known for portraying the role of Gunther on the hit sitcom ‘Friends’, passed away at the age of ... Read more »

India vs Pak T20 World Cup Match: Celebs Bleed Blue in Dubai, See Pics

One of the biggest Indian celebs at the India-Pak match was Akshay Kumar who was seen cheering for Virat Kohli led side Preity Zinta was in Dubai for India-Pakistan match ... Read more »

Worst dressed celebs of the week: Kriti Sanon, Rani Mukerji, Katrina Kaif fall prey to lazy styling and we're like Oh No, not again!

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com With a number of films lined up for release, we are seeing stars busy with promotions. This makes for excellent fashion spotting. It is also the ... Read more »

Tahira Kashyap reveals she once forgot her infant son at a restaurant after a lunch date; says, 'Everyone in the lift gave me a look I will never forget'

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Motherhood is not easy and is a matter of trial and error. In her new book, 7 Sins of Being a Mother, Tahira Kashyap has spoken ... Read more »

Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 Highlights: Abishek Raaja evicted

Kamal Haasan announced that Abishek Raaja is the second evicted contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5. On Sunday (October 24), Kamal Haasan hosted the third-weekend episode of Bigg Boss ... Read more »

Dhoni Interacts With Pakistani Players After T20 World Cup Match, Gets Love from Neighbours

© Provided by News18 Dhoni Interacts With Pakistani Players After T20 World Cup Match, Gets Love from Neighbours Mahendra Singh Dhoni, veteran cricketer and Team India’s current Mentor, was photographed ... Read more »

Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri's 30th anniversary: Couple's 5 vintage photos that are proof of their everlasting bond

There will be no celebrations in order at Mannat this year as Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan await the return of their son Aryan Khan who is currently lodged ... Read more »

Man dressed as ninja stabs employee at Aiken Walmart

Oct. 25—A Walmart employee was stabbed Friday by a Black male dressed like a ninja. Aiken Public Safety officers responded to the Walmart on Richland Avenue in reference to a ... Read more »

Peck seeks to fight off Ziccarelli challenge in Westmoreland district attorney race

Oct. 25—For the first time in a quarter century, Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck has a race on his hands. Republican Nicole Ziccarelli, fresh off a razor-thin defeat in ... Read more »

Honolulu police investigate after man, 22, apparently shot on South King Street overnight

Oct. 25—The Honolulu Police Department has opened a second-degree attempted murder case following an apparent shooting on South King street early this morning. Honolulu Emergency Services said it responded at ... Read more »

Fort Atkinson man faces fifth-offense intoxicated driving charge

Oct. 25—TOWN OF BRADFORD — A Fort Atkinson man accused of refusing to unlock his pickup truck for deputies Thursday was eventually arrested on charges that included fifth-offense intoxicated driving. ... Read more »

Sudan: Five senior government officials detained in apparent coup attempt - reports

At least five senior Sudanese government officials have been detained by military forces in an apparent coup attempt, according to reports. The country’s main pro-democracy political group, the Sudanese Professionals ... Read more »

Terengganu sasar 50,000 pengunjung ke TCF 2021

© Provided by Sinar Harian KUALA TERENGGANU – Kerajaan negeri Terengganu menyasarkan kehadiran seramai 50,000 pengunjung ke Festival Kebudayaan Terengganu 2021 (TCF 2021) dalam tempoh 10 hari program itu diadakan ... Read more »

Menteri beri jaminan tetap tarikh jawab isu Kertas Pandora di Parlimen

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Wan Junaidi memberi jaminan itu menjawab pertanyaan Ketua Pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim yang mahu tahu apakah tindakan akan diambil kerajaan dalam menyelesaikan isu Kertas Pandora. ... Read more »

Pembangunan e-sport diberi tumpuan dalam Bajet 2022

© Provided by Sinar Harian JOHOR BAHRU – Bajet 2022 akan memberi lebih tumpuan terhadap usaha memperkembangkan industri e-sport dan sub-sektor sukan berkenaan yang semakin popular khususnya dalam kalangan generasi ... Read more »

'Rust' shooting opinion: How live rounds got in Alec Baldwin's gun is key to investigation

On Thursday, Alec Baldwin fired what he was told was a safe “prop gun” on the set of the film “Rust.” Instead, the gun was apparently loaded with live ammunition, ... Read more »

11 Picasso pieces fetch $109 million at Las Vegas auction

Sotheby’s chairman and auctioneer Oliver Barker works during the auction of Picasso: Masterworks from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection. Getty Images for Sotheby’s Several pieces of art by Pablo ... Read more »

Jets coach Robert Saleh won't throw tantrum: ‘These are grown men'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Robert Saleh prides himself on staying positive. That’s going to be hard to do after the 54-13 shellacking the Jets took on Sunday from the Patriots. But ... Read more »

Covid Wards Reopen in Several Hospitals as Cities Report Rise in Cases Amid Festive Season

© Provided by News18 Covid Wards Reopen in Several Hospitals as Cities Report Rise in Cases Amid Festive Season Even as the active coronavirus cases declined to 1,72,594 on Sunday, ... Read more »

Amid dip in Covid-19 fatalities, Maharashtra's death toll breaches 140k mark

© Provided by Hindustan Times A young woman receives a Covid-19 jab. (HT FILE PHOTO) Even as Covid-19 deaths are on a steady decline, Maharashtra’s death toll breached the 140,000 ... Read more »

Uttarakhand rains: Death toll climbs to 72, CM Dhami to donate month's salary to relief fund

© Provided by Zee News Dehradun: The death toll due to rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand has mounted 72 and four people are still missing, said the Uttarakhand government on Sunday ... Read more »

On last day of J-K visit, Shah to inaugurate development projects in Srinagar

© Provided by Hindustan Times Union Home Minister Amit Shah  (PTI) Union home minister Amit Shah, who is on the last leg of his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more »

Asian shares edge higher, dollar weak as traders await earnings

© Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index in Tokyo By Alun ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic