Preprint (JMIR Preprint): https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/29324
Author's Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e32459/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2021/3/e29324/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “The Influence of COVID-19 Vaccination on Daily Cases, Hospitalization, and Death Rate in Tennessee, United States: Case Study.”
Round 1 Review
This paper  demonstrates that vaccination affects different age groups during the third wave of COVID-19. It shows that vaccination changed transmission rates and resulted in a reduction in hospitalization and death rate.
This paper has used exciting data during a challenging time to help other regions that are far behind the United States to set their policies and see how prioritizing older people changes statistics. So, I think this paper adds significant points using great data (around 3 months) to contribute to the COVID-19 literature.
- In the Introduction, it is essential to use other studies to compare different states or countries and other related research. Hence, I suggest including a section that compares other vaccination experiences.
- I think the Data and Methods section is underdeveloped, so the author should add more information about data collection and statistical analysis.
- The Discussion section needs more information on policy implications that can help other regions.
- Some sentences need to be rewritten, and the text needs to be proofread.
Conflicts of Interest
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 28.07.21; accepted 28.07.21; published 12.08.21Copyright
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