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There have been more than 17,000 so-called breakthrough cases of COVID-19 involving fully vaccinated Ontarians over the last year but the number of those people under 60 who eventually ended up in an intensive care unit is only nine. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/only-nine-ontarians-under-the-age-of-60-have-ended-up-in-the-icu-with-a-breakthrough-case-of-covid-19-1.5681069
At least 1,533 got COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals and 189 of them have died: report https://bc.ctvnews.ca/at-least-1-533-got-covid-19-in-b-c-hospitals-and-189-of-them-have-died-report-1.5681710
How well are vax working? In Ontario
1) Significant differences in cases and ICU
2) There have been exactly 9 ICU stays and 6 deaths amongst fully vax folks under the age of 60, in the entire year - I would suspect some of those had medical issues where vaccine may not work
Wow....COVID reached >30% of all deaths due to any cause.
Also, pretty clear many of those pneumonia and flu coded deaths were likely COVID. https://twitter.com/RosieRedfield/status/1463189243497357312
This chart from the CDC's Flu Weekly gives the big picture for the USA. Yellow is influenza deaths; blue is COVID deaths (axis for both on the right). Red is % of all deaths due to combined pneumonia, influenza and COVID (axis on the left). https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/
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