COVID in Jalisco: Unvaccinated people are 68 times more likely to die from the virus

deaths from COVID-19 in this fourth wave of infections in the face of the arrival of Omicron they grew more than double in the last week compared to the previous week, according to statistics from the Secretary of Health Jalisco.

While in the week of January 9 to 15, the state agency registered 47 deaths associated with the virus, from 16 to 22 of this month 118 were reported.

This means that in just one week the deaths caused by COVID-19 increased 2.5 times.

The World Health Organization has reported on the contagiousness of the new virus strain, which it points out is greater than the Delta variant, the increase in deaths also speaks about the seriousness of the new strain, which infects even people who have already been vaccinated .

However, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who have not been vaccinated against COVID are more likely to die than those who have already been immunized.

According to CDC analysis, the last half of 2021 saw people who have not received any vaccination against COVID-19 are 68 times more likely to die from the virus than those who have already received their full vaccination schedule.

In the case of infections, the risk that a non-vaccinated person will be infected by Sars-CoV-2 is 13 times higher compared to one who already has their full immunization schedule.

For this reason, the CDC has called on the population to get vaccinated against the virus, ensuring that these are safe and effective in protecting adults and children five years of age and older from getting sick with coronavirus, getting seriously ill and die from complications associated with Sars-Cov-2.“

The vaccines reduce the risk of COVID-19, including the risk of serious illness and death among people who are fully vaccinated. In addition to clinical trial data, evidence from real-world vaccine efficacy studies shows that COVID-19 vaccines help protect against infection by COVID-19, with or without symptoms (asymptomatic).All currently approved or licensed COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and reduce your risk of severe illness.”, the CDC notes.

Finally, the organization noted, it has helped hospitalizations remain relatively low, “although it tends to be slightly lower for older adults and for people with weakened immune systems.”

In the case of Jalisco, hospitalizations in the last week remained at an average of 617 patients per day, while in the same week last year, in one of the Entity’s greatest crises against the virus, 1,869 hospitalized patients were reported on average every day.

When should I get my booster dose?

While COVID-19 vaccines are effective, CDC studies have shown some declines in vaccine effectiveness against infections over time, especially when the Delta variant was widely circulating.

For this reason, they point out, all people over 18 years of age should receive a booster vaccine six months after the initial series of vaccines as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Sinovac, or two months after the initial Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine, for example.

The people of 16 to 17 years old they can receive a booster dose from Pfizer or Moderna at least six months after the initial series of vaccines.



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