As part of a test to track the real-world effectiveness of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine made by a Chinese company, the health authorities in Brazil decided to allow almost all adult residents of Serrana, in the state of São Paulo. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
And the results, which were released yesterday, were, to use an over-worked phrase, dramatic.
So while cases of COVID-19 soared out of control in 15 other cities near to Serrana, symptomatic cases of COVID-19 dropped by 80%, hospitalizations fell by 86%, and deaths plummeted by a whopping 95%, and note, this was in Brazil which was dealing with a huge outbreak of a “variant of concern.”
No reason to plug the bottom line here cuz it’s so obvious: Walk, run, ride to get your double-dose of vaccine ASAP.