As is we needed it, but hey, there are so many people who just don’t wanna get it yet including, alas, people at special risk of complications from COVID-19 (and yes, that includes, for reasons I just don’t understand, some seniors), so here is yet another study – this one in seniors – showing that vaccination against coronavirus leads to much better protection against severe disease, which means, of course, a much lower risk of dying from becoming infected.
This “real-world study” looked at 417 hospitalized adults, half of whom were over age 75, from 14 states between January and March, 2021, who were given either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and the results are as impressive as results for younger individuals.
The seniors who were fully vaccinated – that is, they got both shots – were 94% less likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people of the same age group.
Those seniors who were partially vaccinated – that is, only one shot – were 64% less likely to be hospitalized.
I guess if you don’t want to minimize your risk of hospitalization, complications, death then you can choose not to be vaccinated, although you might still consider the guilt you will likely carry should you become ill and transmit your infection to people in your environment, especially other family members.
Otherwise, get a vaccine as soon as you can.