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Only nine vaccinated Ontarians under the age of 60 have ended up in the ICU

TORONTO – Covid-19 vaccines are working and are helping to keep the contagion under control at this stage of the pandemic. The confirmation comes from a study – the very first of its kind in Ontario – in which all the cases of Covid-19 in the province recorded from December 14, 2020 to November 14, 2021 are cataloged. 

In this period of time, according to the report of Public Health Ontario, out of about 11 million people totally vaccinated there were 17,596 infections: the vaccine not only represented a first barrier against contagion,but was effective on the hospitalization and hospitalization front in intensive care. In the same time frame, first of all, we had 436,383 cases among unvaccinated people.

Among the immunized, 83 people under the age of 60 were hospitalized and of these only nine were admitted to the intensive care unit. In contrast, 8,355 unvaccinated people under the age of 60 were hospitalized and of these 1,722 ended up in intensive care.

If, on the other hand, we take into account all the positives regardless of the age group, we find that the vaccinated hospitalized in the intensive care units were a total of 81, just 1.9 percent of the total.

Even the data of deaths confirm, as widely supported by the international scientific community, that vaccination represents a defense against Covid-19. In the period of time examined, 6 people under the age of 60 and fully vaccinated who lost their lives due to medical complications caused by Covid-19. At the same time, 580 victims among the unvaccinated.

Among those vaccinated, 18 people between the ages of 60 and 69, 35 people between the ages of 70 and 79 and 119 elderly people over 80 lost their lives. Among the unvaccinated, 713 people between the ages of 60 and 69 lost their lives, 1,146 between the ages of 70 and 79 and 2,396 over the age of 80.

In total, 5,375 unvaccinated victims were carried out.

The gap that divides the data between vaccinated and unvaccinated is impressive and confirms, at least in large part, the assumption of a part of the world scientific community according to which this second wave represents more than anything else a pandemic for the unvaccinated.

The report also helps to put into perspective the daily data that are published by the health authorities, where the number of positive vaccinated is almost equal to that of the unvaccinated: the relevant figure is the proportion, given that in Ontario 85 percent of those over 12 years old are fully vaccinated.

“The evidence continues to suggest that vaccines reduce symptomatic infection, disease severity and transmission.”

“Over time, as a population becomes more highly vaccinated, the number of post-vaccination cases is likely to increase,” the report notes.

“Even with a highly effective vaccine, cases can occur among vaccinated individuals due to a higher percentage of the vaccinated population than the unvaccinated one.”

Data released by Public Health Ontario suggests that the rate of COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals has “remained constant over time,” even with many of those people receiving the second dose many months ago.

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