The Correlation Coefficient between COVID-19 Deaths and Influenza Vaccinations: The Numbers Don’t Lie

From qplusnews.com

Thanks to Hilary Butler for this link.

The correlation between COVID-19 deaths per million of population and 65+ year olds that have received influenza vaccines is real. Dr. Allan S. Cunningham presented the challenge and here are the results.

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1932/rr-15

One source for vaccine data: OECD (2020), Influenza vaccination rates (indicator) doi:10.1787/e452582-e (Accessed on 21 May 2020). This lists, by country, the % of the population aged 65+ for 2018 or the latest available year. For Covid-19 death rates by country as of 21 May 2020: www.worldometers.info/coronavirus.

% INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS IN THE ELDERLY (x) /COVID-19 DEATH RATES PER MILLION (y)
Czech Republic 20.3/28 Lithuania 13.4/22
Denmark 52.0/97 Luxembourg 37.6/174
Estonia 4.8/48 Netherlands 64.0/337
Finland 48.4/55 Norway 34.4/43
France 49.7/431 Portugal 60.8/125
Germany 34.8/99 Slovak Republic 13.0/5
Hungary 26.8/49 Slovenia 11.8/51
Ireland 57.6/319 Spain 53.7/596
Italy 52.7/535 Sweden 49.4/384
Latvia 7.7/12 United Kingdom 72.6/531

The x and y values shown above were used to determine the Correlation Coefficient (link for calculator below) between the two.

https://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/pearson/default2.aspx

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6 thoughts on “The Correlation Coefficient between COVID-19 Deaths and Influenza Vaccinations: The Numbers Don’t Lie”

      1. While it’s un-substantiated as to whether anyone received influenza vaccines, in that one NZ Rest Home, I find it interesting that the WHO and the NZ Ministry of Health recommend and fund annual influenza vaccinations for all adults aged 65 years or older.

        I noticed that around 60% of NZ’s COVID-19 deaths were 65+ year olds, in that one NZ Rest Home.

        Possibly coincidence?

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