1. Daniel O'Keefe Daniel O'Keefe United States says:

    This study was for folks over age 70. The headline should say this. Otherwise it deceives the public. We can suppose of course that these findings results would be less and less significant as the studied ages were lower. That matters to those interested in paying attention to public health policy.

    Please get better at directing your headlines to the actual topic, in this case, those over 70 and Their outcomes, especially weighted with co-morbidities. PLEASE.

    Thank you.

    From the study:

    "Results
    There were 3062 cases (mean age, 70.8 [SD, 15.4] years; 52.6% were men; and 34.7% were boosted) and 12 248 matched controls (mean age, 67.1 [SD, 18.2] years; 46.7% were men; and 49.3% were boosted) included (Table). Factors associated with an increased odds of hospitalization for COVID-19 included age of 70 years or older, male sex, cognitive disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, immunodeficiency, obesity, rheumatologic disease, transplant, and BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine."

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