By Charlotte Webster-
Sixty percent of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
Speaking at a Downing Street news briefing, he said: “In terms of the number of people in hospital who’ve been double vaccinated, we know it’s around 60% of the people being admitted to hospital with COVID.
The revelation calls for wider research into why so many people who have been double vaccinated still end up in hospital. It would require detailed information from those in hospital about any other underlying issues they have and the seriousness of those issues, and other factors including age and any relevant information. Double vaccination was sold as drastically reducing the chances of hospitalizations, and we now hear the Uk government’s chief expert giving us this shattering news.
Those 60% patients will wonder what the benefits of the double vaccination is if they still end up hospitalized after being double vaccinated. The public can also ask exceptions have been made for those coming from hot spots to self -isolate when a high proportion of those double vaccinated are still ending up in hospital. The statistics we have neem provided with today means double vaccinated people may still pose just as much a risk as singularly vaccinated or double vaccinated people, in terms of the possibility of spreading the virus.
Vaccinations have been highly effective, Sir Patrick Vallance said, still cautiously telling us that they are not 100% effective. Indeed, the success of the vaccines is one of the reasons the Uk government has approved of Freedom day in which night clubs will eventually re-open, and the government’s line of operation changes from mandating to persuading. The weakness of the theory of double vaccination being generally safe was revealed by this publication, after a university student questioned the credibility of the claim.
This month The Eye Of Media.Com revealed how students from the University Of Leeds who had been double vaccinated ended up will with symptoms Of Covid-19, and questioned the reliability of the claim that double vaccinations in general substantially maximizes the chances of not being hospitalized. Double vaccinations will keep a lot of people less likely to be hospitalized, but the revelation today by Sir Vallance is a reminder of how much more research is needed in this area.
“We do expect there to be over 1,000 people per day being hospitalized with coronavirus because of the increase in infections, Sir Vallance told the press briefing.
“But the rates should be lower than they have been previously because of the protective effects of vaccination.”
He said this was not surprising “because the vaccines are not 100% effective”.
“They’re very, very effective, but not 100%, and as a higher proportion of the population is double vaccinated, it’s inevitable that those 10% of that very large numbers.
Sir Patrick also warned said there were “high levels of COVID and they are increasing”.
He said the UK was quite close to the previous “winter wave” of infections.
“In the winter wave, we were up to around 60,000 people testing positive per day,” he said.
“We are now somewhere on towards 50,000. So we’re quite close to the size of the winter wave of infections and this is going to increase.”
He said the timing of the next peak of the virus would be “uncertain”.
He said: “But most of the models are suggesting that there should be a peak and start seeing some sort of either plateau or decrease over August.
“And at that point, if things continue to increase at the rate they are – and as I said at the outset, there is something like 50,000 or near 50,000 cases per day, or positives per day, at the moment being detected – with a doubling time of 11 days, you can see that that gets to pretty high numbers very quickly.
“And another doubling time will take you to even higher numbers, of course – that would be really quite, quite worrying. So we would like to see some flattening of this, some decrease in the trajectory, and ideally, as you rightly say, you’d like to see this coming down by September, as return of schools would add another pressure on top of that.”
England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam added the uncertainty would be “driven by human behaviour over the next four to six weeks”.
He said: “So really, it is kind of in everybody’s hands, yours and mine.
“If we are gradual and cautious, and we don’t tear the pants out of this just because we’re glad to have our full freedoms back, then we will materially affect the size and shape of the remainder of this epidemic curve and where the peak occurs, and how big it is.
“It is literally in the hands of the public, in terms of the behaviours.”