According to scientists from Imperial College London, vaccination against coronavirus within one year of the start of the pandemic helped save the lives of about 20 million people. The results of their study were published on June 24 in the medical journal Lancet.
It is clarified that the researchers analyzed the data from December 8, 2020, when the first patient was vaccinated outside the conditions of clinical trials, until December 8, 2021.
At the same time, it is indicated that scientists in the course of the study used a mathematical model of coronavirus transmission and vaccination, Which was adapteda to mortality data new disease and excess all-cause mortality in 185 countries and territories. At the same time, they determiningwhether inimpact of vaccination programs by estimating additional deathswhen no vaccines were distributed.