With one The third wave By Peru and suits Corona virus Increasingly, patients who are not vaccinated are more vulnerable because they have no protection. However, the number of immunized patients coming to the ICU is low, but their stay there is not because the vaccine does not work.
The situation is being exploited by vaccines that misinterpret the benefits of doses. Therefore, in this note, we explain why the vaccinated person is undergoing intensive treatment and the importance of vaccinating against Govt-19.
Importance of the vaccine
In a conversation with Republicans, Carlos Lescano, president of the Peruvian Society of Intensive Medicine (SOPEMI), stressed that vaccines are 90% effective against the original strain of the corona virus. However, with the appearance of variations, it decreases.
Nevertheless, the COVID-19 vaccination process has proven effective in counteracting severe cases and deaths. This third wave of COVID-19 vaccine continues to affect those without a schedule and deaths continue to decline.
“There is always a margin for those who have been vaccinated for serious treatment and the risk of death. In newer species, especially delta, the effectiveness (of vaccines) is not 90%, but 85%, So, that margin is slightly higher than it was before, but it is still smaller than it was when it was not vaccinated”.
As of January 8, the death toll continues to fall, according to open data from the Ministry of Health, which shows the importance of vaccination.
Vaccinated in the ICU: vulnerable groups and untreated diseases
Vaccines in the intensive care unit have certain characteristics that lead to the acute development of COVID-19. Under what circumstances does this occur?
According to Lescano, patients with this condition are more likely to have untreated or more vulnerable diseases, especially those with poorly controlled diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, cancer, or medications that reduce their safety.
“Compared to those who were initially vaccinated, There is a small increase Due to variations and more populations that do not receive booster size”, He insisted.
And reiterated Immunization patients in the ICU have no booster dose, and those over 60 years of age. “For this reason, the booster size is affected because the effectiveness of the vaccine is reduced after two months,” he said.
Currently, 70% to 90% of ICU beds are occupied by unvaccinated people, most of whom are described as 20 to 40 years old. In small quantities, there are vaccines with the above characteristics.
As of January 8, the number of ICU beds had reached 938, while the number of hospital admissions was 4,578.
Misinformation and vaccine resistance
To date, according to Lescano, it is not known if there is a variation or any other in the number of patients admitted; However, most of them may have been admitted by Delta because Omigran has not yet been able to take patients to the ICU, but they may be hospitalized or admitted to other complex areas.
However, The expert reiterated that the number of people vaccinated in the ICU is still low compared to those who are not vaccinated.. Even in the intensive care unit, those who are not immunocompromised develop more severe symptoms.
“Also, in the ICU, those who are very difficult for us are not vaccinated. Within the ICU, there is a difference and the harsh conditions are difficult to deal with, ”he added.
Similarly, he reiterated to look at the statistics and note how serious the cases and deaths are.
“For example, if we talk about 1,000 vaccinated and 1,000 non-vaccinated people, 10 would be in the ICU if they were sick and over 65, but more than 100 would be going to the ICU if they had not been vaccinated, and those over 65 and those with the disease would have that characteristic. not necessary. As always, those who are not vaccinated have a higher risk of being in the ICU with severe symptoms“, he said.
Lescano noted that immunizations only look at the number of people who have been vaccinated, but they do not look at the whole picture and how many people save their lives: “90% of the dead are not vaccinated.”
“What is happening is that vaccines see a low percentage of immunizations, but they do not look at the number of people who have not been vaccinated in the ICU because it does not apply to them. They are at high risk of dying”, He noted.
To prevent vaccinated victims from going to the ICU, Sopemi’s president insisted on maintaining already known life-saving measures: distance, avoiding crowds, and wearing masks.
“Affected individuals have a dual responsibility, in addition to being vaccinated, we must use the mask, but there is also family responsibility because there may be unvaccinated, anti-vaccinated or vaccinated young people in community gatherings who spread the infection to vulnerable people. This is a family responsibility: Protect”, He concluded.
In that situation, the message is clear: get vaccinated.