November 28, 2022

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Govit-19: Omigron makes a place for itself among vaccinated people

More and more vaccinated Cubans have been infected with COVID-19 since the appearance of the Omigran variant, which is said to be the most contagious to date.

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“Omigron is three to four times more contagious [variant] Delta, it was already very contagious, ”said retired virologist Jack Lapierre on TVA.

Those who are not vaccinated are 2.2 times more likely to be infected.

And vaccinated individuals seem to be more physically susceptible to the virus than recent waves.

Perfect storm

As of December 16, nearly half of those hospitalized in Quebec due to Govt-19, or 149 of 312 patients, had received two doses over a week.

Of the 91 hospitalized people under the age of 60, 18 reported having been vaccinated twice.

According to T it was a “perfect storm”R. Stone.

This is because, in addition to the increased incidence of the new variant, the effectiveness of vaccines seems to be declining in the population.

“What we see in science articles […] It seems to have already subsided after four months [de l’efficacité] It starts, ”he explained.

Third dose

“We need to speed up [l’inoculation] The third dose, the virologist argued. It seems to bring the immune system to a very high level.

However, those who are double-vaccinated are always better protected against hospitalization and serious illness.

According to the Ministry of Health, those who are not vaccinated are always 15 times more likely to be hospitalized.

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