Vaccine effectiveness and confounding

One major question during the pandemic is: how effective are vaccines? Observational studies look at people without vaccines, comparing outcomes to vaccinated people.

Two possible study designs are:

  • Prospective cohort: the study follows groups of individuals over time. The study then examines how vaccination affect outcomes (such as Covid-19 deaths).
  • Matched control: the study

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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