Omicron variants: is vaccine effectiveness in negative?
A n 18-year-old girl with no comorbidities died at the Government Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, in Tamil Nadu, India, on June 14. Cause of death is COVID pneumonia, respiratory failure and cardiorespiratory arrest. The girl was admitted on June 14 at 7:15 am and declared dead at 2:30 pm the same day. She had no fever at the time of admission, was conscious and had breathing difficulty. She was vaccinated with two doses of Covishield (Oxford/ Astrazeneca AZD1222) C19VAZ vaccine, formerly known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-1 ) and this was the first time she was infected by the virus. A June-28th report from Erie county , PA shows that some vaccinated and boosted individuals are dying from the latest variants of the virus. Analysis of hospitalizations and deaths in the UK, showed a significant increase in the case fatality rate (0.19% vs 0.41%; RR 2.11 [2.06-2.16], p<0.001) and odds of hospitalization when comparing the period of February 28-May 1, 2022 with the prior 12-weeks. Durin