By 14 September, the intensive care unit of Finnish hospitals had treated a total of 984 patients diagnosed as corona-positive.
To date, 10 people have received intensive care and have developed intensive care despite two doses of the vaccine.
All of these individuals have been over 60 years of age.
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The information can be found in the latest intensive care snapshot report prepared by Kuopio University Hospital.
After a single dose of vaccine, there are 41 people who have been admitted to intensive care for coronary infection, including younger patients.
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In total, vaccinees account for 5.2% of ICU patients in intensive care.
In other words, a whopping 94.8 percent of those treated in intensive care units have been completely unvaccinated.
An even wilder picture of the protection afforded by vaccinations against a serious disease requiring intensive care is given by the fact that 3.2 million people have received both doses of vaccine in Finland.
If 10 of them have ended up in intensive care, it corresponds to a ratio of 1: 320,000.
It is the same as one of the combined population of the cities of Turku and Kuopio would have to receive intensive care.
Coronation vaccination is an excellent prevention of a serious disease that requires intensive care.
Of the twice vaccinated, only one in 320,000 have received intensive care.
Photo: Silja-Riikka Seppälä / Lehtikuva
- Only a few individual elderly patients have received intensive care with both doses of the vaccine.
When compared to the number of people vaccinated, it is very rare for him to get so seriously ill that he needs intensive care, says Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Chief Physician Matti Reinikainen from Kuopio University Hospital.
- Of course, it is well known that even a full series of vaccinations does not provide full 100% protection.
Especially in the elderly, the immune response to vaccination may be weaker, Reinikainen adds.
Reinikainen says that the core message of the figures is very clear: vaccinations are worth getting.
- It is hoped that as many people as possible would take the vaccine and both doses.
If the proportion of people who do not take vaccinations remains very high, there may continue to be many serious forms of the disease that require intensive care, Reinikainen says.
Reinikainen emphasizes the importance of a booster vaccine, even though “only” 41 people who received the first dose of the vaccine have received intensive care.
When taking a coronary vaccination, you should make sure that you also seek a booster dose.
This is the only way to get the best protection against the virus.
Photo: Kalle Parkkinen / Lehtikuva
- An important point, however, is that the time they become ill is between the 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine.
In practice, therefore, over a 12-week time span, ie in a relatively short period of time.
In comparison, there are quite a lot of 41 intensive care patients.
One dose does not provide sufficient protection, Reinikainen emphasizes.
Reinikainen says that there is no difference in intensive care for otherwise vaccinated and non-vaccinated people.
The symptoms of the patients are the same.
The only difference is that there are significantly fewer vaccinated patients.
Due to the corona, the number of people in intensive care has risen on both sides of the last 25 weeks.
- During the summer, the number of intensive care patients was about 10.
At the beginning of August, it quickly rose to 30 but then leveled off.
However, there has been no bill.
About one-sixth of all intensive care patients are coronary patients.
There is no prospect that the need for intensive care will end, Reinikainen says.
Professor, Chief Physician Matti Reinikainen reminds that because of the corona, not only the elderly and the long-term sick get into intensive care.
There are also younger and more basic health among unvaccinated intensive care patients.
Photo: Sakari Partanen / Kuopio University Hospital
Reinikainen says that many people have the perception that only the elderly or those with underlying diseases will be admitted to intensive care because of the corona.
- However, the median age of intensive care patients is 59 years, and the quarterly interval is 48–68 years, ie a quarter of intensive care patients are under 48 years of age.
Half of the ICU patients have not had long-term diseases that affect performance.
A serious form of the disease that requires intensive care can strike almost anyone with bad luck, Reinikainen describes.Keywords: