Vaccine with or without me?

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Jun 4, 2020

People are eagerly waiting for an efficient vaccine against COVID-19. The current development state is in this COVID-19 vaccine tracker available.

Obviously, vaccines are associated with benefits/risks that cause a lot of controversies.

Some decision-making tool is here.

Some vaccines seem to have - especially live attenuated vaccines -  some beneficial non-specific effects.

The most prominent ones are:

Obviously, people are also rightfully concerned about the adverse side-effects of vaccines. 

In contrast, five non-live vaccines researchers studied: DTP vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, inactivated polio vaccine, H1N1 influenza vaccine, and hepatitis B vaccine. These all increase the overall mortality rate, especially among girls, even if they protect against the target diseases.

From the decision theory, the decision in favor of a vaccine should be if the benefits (mainly probability multiplied by severeness of not getting the infection, positive side effects multiplied) outweigh the costs (mainly probability of negative side/vaccination damages effects multiplied by severeness). 

As pointed out, lots of data for good decision making are missing that may lead to sub-optimal decisions (in favor of or against a certain vaccination).

 


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