Covid-19 vaccination reduces risk of hospitalisation for all virus variants, analysis reveals

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Mounting evidence suggests that Covid-19 vaccines are effectively reducing the severe effects of the disease, including hospitalisation and death and a new analysis has expounded this.

Nine variants were included in the analysis: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta – all variants of concern (VOC)- as well as Kappa, Lota, Epsilon, Eta, and Lambda – all variants of interest (VOI).

According to the results, people infected with one of the four VOCs had a higher risk of Covid-19-related hospitalisation than those infected with the original virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. But vaccination managed to reduce this risk, a separate analysis by the researchers revealed.

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