So the news exploded today that the unvaccinated are 11 x more likely to die of Covid than the vaccinated. It was met with multiple stories of medical pros beseeching everyone to become vaccinated.
Yet I remember a few months ago, and they said that between 97% and 98% of all who died of Covid were unvaccinated.
Now I can do arithmetic in my head as well as anyone. I'm actually quite good at it. But my math and stats skills drop from there. To my amateur eyes, however, that seems to be a big difference. It seems as if the effectiveness has dropped.
From my vantage point, the earlier stats that would be like saying only about 1 or 2 out of every 100 people who die of Covid are vaccinated. But now, for every 11 unvaccinated who die, there is 1 vaccinated who dies. Which is a lot more than the old 1 or 2% who are vaccinated who are dying. It's more like around 9 or 10 vaccinated who die for every 100. Which, if I'm not missing something, is significant.
Am I reading this right? Am I reading the numbers correctly? Are they presenting them in such a way that isn't the best way and that's why I'm confused? Or am I just a Charlie Brown when it comes to this? Any help from numbers-pros is appreciated.