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‘Extraordinary’ Covid jab data is misleading, but the numbers are still hugely positive

Analysis: The vaccine won’t protect everyone, but whatever figure scientists settle on, the data is highly encouraging

Is it really true that only 32 vaccinated people have been hospitalised with Covid? People might have reason to think so after the claim circulated in the media on Wednesday. The story was prompted by a Telegraph “exclusive” that stated “just 32 vaccinated people” had been hospitalised “in recent months”, according to data described as “extraordinary”.

And it would be extraordinary, were it true. Sadly, the real number of people admitted to hospital even several weeks after receiving a shot of vaccine – the time it takes for the immune system to mount a good defence – will be many times higher.

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