54 days ago

Vaccines reduce hospital admissions!! Yay, proof it works!!

Jan from The Wood

From The Lancet. Research report called “Estimating the early impact of the US COVID-19 vaccination programme on COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths among adults aged 65 years and older: an ecological analysis of national surveillance data”

Lucy A McNamara, PhD *
Ryan E Wiegand, PhD *
Rachel M Burke, PhD *
Andrea J Sharma, PhD *
Michael Sheppard, MS
Jennifer Adjemian, PhD
et al.
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Published:November 03, 2021

Findings

The ratio of relative changes comparing the change in the COVID-19 case incidence ratio over the post-vaccine versus pre-vaccine periods showed relative decreases of 53% (95% CI 50 to 55) and 62% (59 to 64) among adults aged 65 to 74 years and 75 years and older, respectively, compared with those aged 50 to 64 years. We found similar results for emergency department visits with relative decreases of 61% (52 to 68) for adults aged 65 to 74 years and 77% (71 to 78) for those aged 75 years and older compared with adults aged 50 to 64 years. Hospital admissions declined by 39% (29 to 48) among those aged 60 to 69 years, 60% (54 to 66) among those aged 70 to 79 years, and 68% (62 to 73), among those aged 80 years and older, compared with adults aged 50 to 59 years. COVID-19 deaths also declined (by 41%, 95% CI –14 to 69 among adults aged 65–74 years and by 30%, –47 to 66 among those aged ≥75 years, compared with adults aged 50 to 64 years), but the magnitude of the impact of vaccination roll-out on deaths was unclear.
Interpretation

The initial roll-out of the US COVID-19 vaccination programme was associated with reductions in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, and hospital admissions among older adults.
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Calling all Neighbours who cycle

Elizabeth from Maitai

Kia ora folks
I have recently heard from two friends who were knocked off their bikes at roundabouts here in Nelson. No official record was made and therefore there are no stats to show how frequently people are knocked off their bikes like this. In both cases, while hospital was not required, both women were shocked and not in a fit state to take any action, so the drivers were never reported.
I'm simply interested in working toward safer roads for people who walk and cycle. This means I would like to see design changes at roundabouts.
I'd be grateful of you would let me know if you have had any problems while cycling - at roundabouts or at other places on Nelson roads.

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