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PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian study on Covid-19 deaths found that unvaccinated Malaysians had a 43.2 times higher mortality rate than individuals fully vaccinated with Pfizer and 12.5 times higher than those given Sinovac doses.

According to health news portal CodeBlue, the study analysed Covid-19 deaths by vaccination types and status in the country between February and September last year and found the total Covid-19 age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) was 47.5 per 100,000 population for the unvaccinated group.

ASMR adjusts for differences in the age distribution of the population.

The study by Nur Asheila Abdul Taib et al. was published in the medical journal The Lancet – Regional Health Western Pacific on Jan 1.

It analysed 20,823 Covid-19 deaths between Feb 24 and Sept 14 last year. The median age of those who died was 61 years.

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