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Covid-19 Ireland – NPHET ‘discussing mandatory vaccinations’ as hospital patient with virus tops 1,000 in grim milestone

HSE CEO confirmed the number of patients with Covid-19 has reached 1,000.

It comes as the National Public Health Emergencies Group is expected to discuss mandatory vaccination as the Department of Health is preparing a new paper with considerations of all legal and ethical aspects. virtue.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the staggering number of cases had a huge impact on hospitals amid the critical case numbers hit over the weekend.

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HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the staggering number of cases had a huge impact on hospitals amid the critical case numbers hit over the weekend.Credit: Photocall Ireland
More than 50% of ICU patients are not vaccinated against Covid-19

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More than 50% of ICU patients are not vaccinated against Covid-19Credit: Getty Images – Getty

HSE director Paul Reid this morning also explained that the 60 per cent positivity rate in the Irish community means the daily number of Covid-19 infections could be much larger than currently reported.

He said the staggering case numbers had a huge impact on hospitals amid the significant case numbers reached over the weekend.

Further 21,384 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland yesterday, the fourth consecutive day cases over 20,000.

Talking to Newstalk breakfast, Reid explains that these numbers are an important milestone that the HSE hopes they will not see.

“Unfortunately overnight, we received a critical number of just over 1,000 Covid positive people in the hospital and just 82 people in the ICU,” he said. We didn’t see it happen, but it did.

“The entire health system is under significant pressure, and that’s happening from our primary care services, community services and GPs in particular, and all of our hospitals. .

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“It’s been a very busy time anyway, after Christmas and early January, but that Covid upper layer and that upper layer is the staff impact we are experiencing from employees going out with Covid. “.

WAVE WORRY

Reid explained that it looks like we haven’t reached the top of the Omnicron wave yet.

He continued: “It certainly doesn’t look like that from a health service point of view.

“When it comes to total daily cases, there’s no doubt (they’re higher). If you look at the volume of antigen tests we’ve been distributing in the last week, more than 350,000 test kits (antigens). ) were distributed and over 350,000 PCR assays.

“We’re looking at a positive rate of around 60% in the community, so you can say with certainty that it’s very likely in a multiple of what we’re seeing.”

He said the health system was under significant widespread strain, but that severity was not as strong as in previous episodes.

“It’s well-reported, the evidence is around the world, the severity isn’t as strong as previous waves,” he explained.

“But there’s no one in the hospital today (Covid patients) who are mildly ill. If people are hospitalized, they’re getting quite sick and needing substantial medical care.

“If you’re unvaccinated, it’s likely the same severity as we’ve seen before.”

NUMBER SIGNS

Speaking of the hospital’s numbers, Reid considers them remarkable, saying: “About 47% of people who are hospitalized (with Covid-19) are not vaccinated.

“It’s probably more dramatic if you look at the ICU. In the ICU, the number in the unvaccinated (those being treated) is 51%.

“Thankfully, some people are still getting dose one and dose two, we’re still reaching vulnerable groups and it’s important that everyone gets the vaccine.”

Nice weather Irish Times reported that NPHET will discuss mandatory vaccines after its meeting on December 16.

Minutes from that meeting indicated the State’s public health team would consider the move.

Mr. Reid said the issue of compulsory vaccination is a matter of policy, but personally, he believes that compulsory vaccination may not be wise.

“These are policy issues for the Government to decide, and obviously NPHET will give advice if it is under consideration,” he said.

“Personally, I have to say that the use of the vaccine that we have seen in Ireland has been recognized around the world, which is a great uptake.

“My personal view on these is that we’re always better off capturing people’s hearts and minds, and that’s what’s happened throughout Covid, not just through the vaccination program.”

STORIES OF WOMEN

Professor of Immunology at Cork University Liam Fanning said there should be a national discussion about mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations.

He told Newstalk: “The idea needs to be supplemented. It’s worth discussing.”

He added that there was mandatory vaccination “in some form” for other diseases in health facilities.

“Some occupations require Hepatitis vaccination,” he explains, adding that he could see mandatory vaccination applied to occupations that come in contact with patients or the public.

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