Jabs ‘saved half a million people’

A research team from Mahidol University has estimated that the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign over the past two years prevented nearly 490,000 deaths.

The team based their work on a mathematic modelling carried out by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in 185 countries from when the first vaccinations were administered in 2021 until July 3, 2022.

Charin Modchange, the research team leader from Mahidol University’s Faculty of Science, said that the analysis suggested that 490,000 additional lives would have been lost if no vaccines had been distributed.

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