Coronavirus – Belgium: “14 times less likely to be admitted to the ICU for vaccinated”

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Fourteen times less likely to be admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) have those who have the vaccinated against him coronavirus citizens compared to those who have not been vaccinated according to data from recent weeks in Belgium, as pointed out during the weekly press conference of the Sciensano Institute of Public Health.

Despite the increase The number of coronavirus cases (around 7,000 per day on average) as well as the number of hospitalizations and deaths, the vaccines prove their value, said the Belgian Government Commissioner for the pandemic Pedro Facon.

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“The admissions to the ICU are 14 times less common among vaccinated aged between 18 and 64 years “, he pointed out according to the ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ.

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He added that this shows that vaccines offer good protection – “especially from serious illness and hospitalization”.

After all, vaccinated people in this age group also have nine times less likely to are hospitalized, if infected with the virus.

“We want to remind you that, despite effective vaccines, there is still danger infection and hospitalization “, Fakon later noted, adding that this is especially true in a period of high circulation of the virus.

Finally, he stressed the need for compliance additional security measures, such as limiting the number of close contacts, using a mask and maintaining social distance when possible, especially in the elderly and vulnerable.

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