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Public Health Ontario Reports Thousands Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Post-Vaccination

KAWARTHA LAKES-Public Health Ontario (PHO) reports there have been 58,311 cases of COVID-19 post-vaccination in Ontario.

In a breakdown provided by PHO there were 19,887 cases within 0-13 days after one dose, 20,788 cases 14+ days after dose 1 and 0-13 days after dose 2 and 17,569 cases 14+ days after dose 2 and 0-13 days after dose 3.

The cases are from December 14, 2020 to November 14, 2021.

Read more here:https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/epi/covid-19-epi-confirmed-cases-post-vaccination.pdf?sc_lang=en

During that same time from there has been 463,805 cases of COVID reported in Ontario.

Canadian Rocker Bryan Adams announced yesterday he has tested COVID positive twice in a month and is fully vaccinated.

The majority of the “breakthrough” cases and post-vaccination cases are in those aged 80 and over with approximately 55% being in that age group. This is almost the same percentage of cases as in the unvaccinated. A case is considered a “breakthrough” if the person is fully vaccinated.

Earlier this month Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore said the elderly are at an increased risk of waning vaccine immunity and greater risk of exposure and serious illness.

“For some groups, two doses may not be enough to achieve a high level of protection, or immunity can decrease gradually over time, leaving them at higher risk for serious outcomes.” Moore stated in a press conference on November 3,2021.

According to stats provided by Public Health Ontario, the death rate in those 80 plus is 2.9% while in those 60-70 it falls to .4%. In the age group 40-59 it is currently .1% and statistically zero in anyone under 40.

Read more here:https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/data-and-analysis/infectious-disease/covid-19-data-surveillance/covid-19-data-tool?tab=ageSex

The province has announced booster eligibility or almost three million Ontarians at higher risk for COVID-19 infection as the province moves closer to third shots for everyone.

Approximately 25% of the post-vaccination cases reported are in the 70-79 age group and 12% in the 60-69.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit recently declared a COVID outbreak at Campbellford Memorial Hospital after six patients in the medical-surgical unit on the second floor tested positive for COVID-19. No staff cases have been identified in the hospital. Of the six individuals with COVID-19, three of the patients were fully vaccinated, and three were partially vaccinated.

Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay recently announced that effective Thursday, November 25, 2021, visitors entering Ross Memorial Hospital who do not qualify as an essential care partner, or meet specific exceptions, will be required to present proof of full vaccination status.

Read more here:http://Effective Thursday, November 25, 2021, visitors entering Ross Memorial Hospital who do not qualify as an essential care partner, or meet specific exceptions, will be required to present proof of full vaccination status.

The number of cases in the vaccinated population appears to be increasing. As of July 10, 2021, there had been 1,765 “breakthrough” cases.  Now there are ten times that amount at 17,567.

At the time Dr Jeff Kwong, a senior scientist at ICES, an organization that researches infectious diseases including COVID-19 and the performance of the vaccines told CTV the main job of vaccines is not to prevent the spread of infection.

“The main job is to prevent the severe outcome, so if they are preventing hospitalization and deaths then they are doing their job. If they can prevent infection, that’s great as well. We know they don’t work as well as preventing infection as they do against hospitalization,” he told CTV. “One vaccine person may get the infection and it’s possible they may spread to another vaccinated person, but they are both protected from getting hospitalized, they are both relatively safe and it may seem like a cold.”

On November 25 there were 329 cases in those fully vaccinated and 359 cases in the unvaccinated in Ontario. That trend has been similar for the last seven days. On November 22 there were more cases in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated in Ontario but there is a much larger percentage of the population who are vaccinated.

Read more here:https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data

When it comes to hospitalizations the trends are reversed. 45 fully vaccinated residents are currently in hospital with COVID in Ontario and 98 unvaccinated. 62 unvaccinated are in ICU and 10 vaccinated.

86% of eligible residents in Ontario have been fully vaccinated and 3% received one dose. In the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 86% of the eligible population are fully vaccinated and 89% have received one dose.

Many governments and organizations have banned the unvaccinated under the auspices of reducing the spread of the virus.

In Ontario residents over age 12 who are unvaccinated cannot take part in sports such as indoor hockey leagues, municipal swimming lessons, public skating, attend movies or restaurants. Many universities have banned unvaccinated students and unvaccinated employees are being fired.

The prestigious medical journal, The Lancet published an article by Dr Gunter Kampf that concluded stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified.

“There is increasing evidence that vaccinated individuals continue to have a relevant role in transmission. In Massachusetts, USA, a total of 469 new COVID-19 cases were detected during various events in July, 2021, and 346 (74%) of these cases were in people who were fully or partly vaccinated, 274 (79%) of whom were symptomatic. Cycle threshold values were similarly low between people who were fully vaccinated (median 22·8) and people who were unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or whose vaccination status was unknown (median 21·5), indicating a high viral load even among people who were fully vaccinated.

In the USA, a total of 10 262 COVID-19 cases were reported in vaccinated people by April 30, 2021, of whom 2725 (26·6%) were asymptomatic, 995 (9·7%) were hospitalised, and 160 (1·6%) died.

In Germany, 55·4% of symptomatic COVID-19 cases in patients aged 60 years or older were in fully vaccinated individuals,

and this proportion is increasing each week. In Münster, Germany, new cases of COVID-19 occurred in at least 85 (22%) of 380 people who were fully vaccinated or who had recovered from COVID-19 and who attended a nightclub.

People who are vaccinated have a lower risk of severe disease but are still a relevant part of the pandemic.
It is therefore wrong and dangerous to speak of a pandemic of the unvaccinated. I call on high-level officials and scientists to stop the inappropriate stigmatisation of unvaccinated people, who include our patients, colleagues, and other fellow citizens, and to put extra effort into bringing society together.”  said the article.

Read the full article here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02243-1/fulltext?s=09

 

There are a total of 15,496 Adverse Events Following Immunization reports received following 22,950,373 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Ontario to date with a reporting rate of 67.5 per 100,000 doses administered (0.07% of all doses administered

As of November 21, 2021, there have been 537 reports of myocarditis or pericarditis following receipt of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in Ontario. Public Health Ontario says the highest reporting rates were observed in younger age groups (12-17 and 18-24 years) and among males.

Of the 873 reports of hospitalization in Ontario, 320 recovered at the time of reporting, 400 were not yet recovered when the investigation was completed but likely to recover, and 83 reported persistent or significant disability/incapacity related to the adverse event.

 

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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