NBC News just revealed that there are only three Covid-19 patients at Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital, on Long Island, New York.
The same online publication notes that this is a far cry from when the hospital, which is part of Northwell Health, had as many as 600 patients during the peak of the pandemic.
All three patients, who are in the intensive care unit, have one thing in common, according to Dr. Hugh Cassiere, director of the hospital’s critical care services: They’re unvaccinated.
On the other hand, it’s important to note the fact that the trend appears to be occurring at hospitals nationwide.
“I haven’t had anyone that’s been fully vaccinated become critically ill,” said Dr. Josh Denson, who is a pulmonary medicine and critical care physician at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.
More than that, it’s also important to note the fact that unvaccinated children, too, seem to be at increased risk for severe illness.
“In our local hospitals, the kids that are getting sick are the ones that are not vaccinated,” said Dr. Natasha Burgert, a pediatrician in Overland Park, Kansas, and a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Coronavirus vaccines in the news
It’s been revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it will convene an “emergency meeting” of its advisers on June 18th – this will be to discuss rare but higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation following doses of the mRNA-based Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
So far, the CDC has identified 226 reports that might meet the agency’s “working case definition” of myocarditis and pericarditis following the shots, the agency disclosed. Stay tuned for more news.