Covid-19 has disproportionately affected the elderly and vulnerable with other underlying conditions, and data shows that the risk of death due to Covid-19 ranges from miniscule to negligible for the under 50’s prior to the availability of a Covid-19 injection. This makes the latest Public Health England data on Covid-19 extremely concerning, because it shows the risk of death for people under the age of 50 due to Covid-19 increases if they have been fully vaccinated.
Public Health England have been periodically releasing a report on Covid-19 variants of concern in the United Kingdom, and their latest report was released on the 6th August covering data on cases, hospitalisations, and deaths due to the Delta Covid-19 variant from the 1st February up to the 2nd August 2021.
Table 5 of the report shows that within this time frame there have been 147,612 alleged confirmed cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant in the unvaccinated group of under 50’s, and 25,536 confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the fully vaccinated group of under 50’s.
The report also shows that in the same time frame 2,290 unvaccinated people under the age of 50 have presented to emergency care resulting in overnight inpatient admission, whilst 224 fully vaccinated people under the age of 50 have presented to emergency care resulting in overnight patient admission. However this data includes people who had a Covid-19 positive sample taken upon admission to hospital.