Unfortunately, there are so many dangerous health conditions out there that have the potential to kill us. COVID is not the only disease that qualifies. A new study brings bad news for those who suffer from other health conditions such as severe kidney disease, Down syndrome, or sickle cell disease. Such individuals are most at risk of dying from COVID after getting two vaccines, according to Daily Mail.
The conclusion comes from a tool developed by researchers from the UK, and it will surely make even more people become reluctant when it comes to COVID vaccinations. There are a lot of sceptics out there, and there will always be.
Up to 12 times more likely to get hospitalized or dying from COVID after vaccinations
Compared to healthy individuals, it seems that those who suffer from certain conditions have up to 12 times more chances to get hospitalized or even dying from the coronavirus after vaccinations.
Dr. Peter English, who is a former chair at the BMA Public Health Medicine Committee and didn’t have to do with the new study, said as quoted by Daily Mail:
We cannot give everybody who is exposed antivirals or monoclonal antibody therapy to prevent the disease developing to the serious autoimmune phase.
But we could consider such treatments for some; and the tool may also assist policy-makers in decisions about, for example, whom to prioritise for earlier, more frequent vaccination or vaccination with new anti-variant vaccines.
However, the overall risk of developing bad health outcomes after COVID vaccinations remains very low. The study only confirms that those who were already at health risk before COVID vaccinations are more likely to develop bad health outcomes if they become infected with the coronavirus.
According to Our World in Data, 42.9% of the planet’s population has been vaccinated for COVID with at least one dose.