So much for the “less hospitalizations” theory of vaccination.
Global- COVID-19 hospitalizations hit staggering 10,000 patients as provinces set new records
Much of the current hospitalizations are being driven by Ontario and Quebec. Ontario reported 578 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units and 3,887 in hospital overall, up from 3,595 a day before. Quebec, meanwhile, reported a new record of 3,381 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, including 286 in ICUs.
Deaths, meanwhile, have also begun to rise.
#1: Age 70+ (2181 hospitalized & 110 ICU) – this group is 95% double vaccinated & 75% boosted!
#2: Age 60-69 (516 Hospital & 93 ICU) – 94% double vaccinated & 58% boosted!
#3 Age 50-59 (245 Hosp & 38 ICU) – 90% double Syringe
el gato malo- has some more numbers out of the UK and some thoughts.
The sunk cost fallacy is in full effect and careers and credibility is on the line, but facts are stubborn things, and the fact is that these vaccines are accelerating spread. They do not protect us as was promised. (and promises were definitely made) At best, these are a personal choice to mitigate risk. Probably, doing so creates a net risk for others because you are more likely to get covid and spread covid. The vaccinated are not a dead end for virus, they are crop-dusters for it and spreading it more widely.
Which brings us to some charts from Alberta’s provincial website that a lot of people were talking about last week and that had mysteriously vanished. But can still be found via the wayback machine. (click on images for full screen)
In related news: Grocery stores could close if labour, product shortages worsen.
Oh yeah, and the masks are working great too. 👌