New South Wales (NSW), a state in Australia, has had a much higher rate of vaccinated patients hospitalized with COVID than unvaccinated patients.
These reports are backed by data from the state’s COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit’s website, which shows that 68.9% of COVID patients in hospitals are double-vaxxed, and 28.8% of patients are completely unvaccinated.
The fully-vaccinated patients also outnumber the unvaccinated patients in the intensive care units, with 50.3% being vaccinated and 49.1% who are not vaxxed.
These numbers are reported amidst the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, which is fortunately not sending many to the hospital. In New South Wales, 32,155 cases of COVID were recorded on January 9, but only 2,030 were sent to the hospital, and only 159 were placed in the ICU.
Nevertheless, a spokesperson for NSW Health told The Epoch Times that they “continue to encourage everyone who has not yet done so to get vaccinated and anyone who is now eligible for their booster dose to get it without delay. The COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia are safe and very effective at reducing the risk of serious illness and death.”
This statement seems pretty baseless considering that 2 of the U.S.’s three vaccines are shown to drop below 50% efficacy after six months, and those who are vaccinated continue to be hospitalized at a high rate. Lawmakers and leaders around the world continue to push vaccines and boosters on their citizens, despite the lack of effectiveness the vaccines have proven to have in reducing the spread of COVID.