🔴 Only 59 fully vaccinated people without serious health conditions died from Covid-19 in England this year.

Here's the latest analysis from The Telegraph's Science Editor @sarahknapton 👇
💉99.51% of coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the year were in people who were not fully vaccinated

Just 256 deaths were considered true “breakthrough” infections.

➡️However, the average age of those “breakthrough” infections was 84 and the majority (76%) were classed as “extremely clinically vulnerable"

Julie Stanborough, deputy director of health and life events at the ONS, said:

“The risk of a death involving Covid-19 is much lower among people who are fully vaccinated than those who are unvaccinated or have only received one dose"
💉What about booster jabs?

People with severely weakened immune systems are already getting a third dose, so the most vulnerable will be getting extra protection.

"For everyone else, three jabs are unlikely to bring much added benefit" writes @sarahknapton
🗣️"It’s arguably time to finish the job we started before embarking on a new round of vaccinations that will have little impact"

Read more analysis from @sarahknapton ⬇️

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