Dec. 1, 2020

How Many People Need to be Vaccinated to Prevent One Case of Covid-19?

How Many People Need to be Vaccinated to Prevent One Case of Covid-19?

In episode #5 of the Precision Evidence Podcast, we take a closer look at the information about the Covid-19 vaccines we have from the November 2020 press releases.

Data from scientific research should be published in scientific journals and not by cherry-picked information in press releases. This information is, however, what we have at this point.

One of the exciting numbers to find is how many people need to be vaccinated to prevent one case of covid-19, but we do not have sufficient information to do that.

With all possible reservations, we have made the calculations anyway!

It is assumed that the trial persons are equally distributed between the vaccine and the placebo arm, which will not be the case.

You can see the Number Needed to Treat / NNT, or instead, Number Needed to Vaccinate values in the table here.

Listen to the podcast episode, where we discuss that further.

You can find it here: 

Covid-19 Vaccine Trials and Press Releases - Looking beyond the Efficacy - 5