Vaccination in April would have saved more than 24,000 lives, says study by ImpulsoGov

An unprecedented analysis developed by the NGO ImpulsoGov and published this Monday, May 24, points out that vaccination in priority groups in April may have been responsible for a reduction of 16.7% of deaths among people over 80 years old.
 
The acceleration of the reduction in the death rate coincided with the vaccination process in the group of elderly people over 80 years of age, but it is necessary to show that these results may be associated with vaccination and/or other variables. Between the end of January and until the 21st of April there was a reduction of 8.1 percentage points in the number of deaths in the group over 80 years old.
 
The data coordinator of ImpulsoGov, Marco Brancher, author of the study, comments that “although these results are not causal evidence, they are an important sign of the importance of the vaccination campaign for society and the government. However, even with vaccination, we must still maintain the level of alertness and social distance.”
 

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Calculate priority groups for vaccination in Brazil

We also used the available data to create a tool to assist in calculating the size of priority groups for Covid-19 vaccination.  

The spreadsheet shows the number of people in each priority group by state and municipality in the country, without double counting.

See how the webinar went

Part of these numbers and results were presented in a Webinar held on March 11, with the participation of Álvaro Rossi, Consultant to the US Department of Health, acting on the task force against Covid-19, and Marco Brancher, a specialist in health data which is focused on the Brazilian reality.

Faced with the progressive worsening of the crisis, the numbers have changed and the presentation shown in the Webinar has already had some numbers updated. The presentation updated on 23/03 is available for download on here.