Addition and correction 10:25 p.m. | It’s good news for the effectiveness of vaccinations against severe COVID-19, but it’s not quite as good as it seems. Only 28.4% of the Covid patients who had to be treated in intensive care units in the last month were fully vaccinated. However, the definition of “fully vaccinated” differs significantly from the otherwise valid one that the RKI still gives on its website today.
“Two thirds of intensive care patients unvaccinated”. A lot of headlines based on one were like this or something similar today joint press release of the RKI and the Divi. However, comparing this proportion to the proportion of fully vaccinated or basic immunized people is wrong.
As the journalist Tim Röhn in the Depths of the Divi intensive care register discovered and tweeted, in this newly collected statistic, people who are otherwise considered to be basic immunized with a dose of the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) are considered not fully vaccinated. It says: