In Canada, 85% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
“Are you going to be vaccinated!”, Dr. Theresa Tom, Canada’s chief public health officer, presented the federal epidemiological forecast for the coming months.
These data predict that if the vaccination rate stagnates, especially among 18-39 year olds, the country’s hospital capacity will increase again in January 2022.
Currently, 73% of 30-39 year olds, 69% of 18-29 year olds and 71% of 12-17 year olds have both levels.
80% of people in public health, in all eligible age groups, should be fully vaccinated by Labor Day.
Otherwise, Canada will rise to a higher number of cases than was seen in the spring of autumn.
As the vaccination rate increases, “there is a link between the number and severity of cases,” he said, based on his observation of the situation in the United Kingdom.
He warns, however, that the delta variant, which is considered to be 1.5 times more contagious and twice as viral as the alpha variant, is gaining ground in the country.
Thus, there are already warning signs for the development of infection in some areas. Public health states that this is to be expected as the health restrictions are gradually removed and return to a state of gradual and controlled normalcy.