There's something I've never understood during this pandemic.
Why weren't we given more details about the people who find themselves in the hospital for COVID?
NUMBERS THAT MEAN NOTHING
A hundred hospitalizations mean nothing to me.
Who are these people who end up in the hospital? In intensive care?
Or who, unfortunately, succumbed to the virus?
How old are they? Their medical condition?
How many of them are vaccinated? Not vaccinated?
We should have been told that every day. Instead of throwing big numbers at us that strike the imagination, but which, when you think about it, mean nothing.
Not because we want to point the finger at this or that group and assign blame, no. Just to get a clear picture of the situation.
Know who is most at risk, who is least at risk.
Look, for some time now people have been telling us that we can be vaccinated against COVID and still end up in the hospital, even in intensive care!
“It proves that the vaccine isn't effective,” the antivaxers immediately said.
Hard to contradict them, isn't it?
However, last week, journalist Pauline Gravel, from Homework, analyzed the numbers.
His conclusion: “When we look more closely, it appears that adequately vaccinated people who are struck down by COVID-19 and who end up in intensive care are all immunocompromised or immunocompromised due to an organ transplant, 'chemotherapy, hemodialysis or an autoimmune disease which prevented them from developing good immune defenses following the vaccination…'
It paints a picture not a clearer picture of the situation, right?
A CLEARER PORTRAIT
In Switzerland, we are no longer content to throw out figures every days.
So many people hospitalized! So many dead people!
We explain them, we detail them.
It allows people to put things into perspective. Less panic.
Currently, in Quebec, if you are triple vaccinated and if your immune system is fine, your risk of ending up in the hospital is minimal.
I quote again Le Devoir: “We cannot say “always” in medicine, but we can say that in 99% of cases, people who develop severe COVID-19 are not vaccinated or their vaccination was ineffective due to the excessively long delay. since their last dose, due to their advanced age or immunosuppression due to an underlying medical condition,” says Dr. Madeleine Durand, internal medicine specialist at the CHUM.
WHY CONFINE EVERYONE?
Hence the question that more and more people are asking: why confine everyone, even responsible people who have done their duty as citizens and who went to get their three doses of vaccine, if it's a minority of people who are at risk?
Let's demand the vaccination passport as we are doing now, let's tighten the screws on the unvaccinated, ask people immunosuppressed to be careful, and let the vast majority of people live normally!