During the “delta variant” (Indian variant) wave of COVID-19 in Louisiana, the common thread has been illness in those who are not vaccinated. In fact, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, called it an “unvaccinated pandemic” in July.
It is an “unvaccinated pandemic” as more and more research shows that those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 see almost 100% protection against severe cases.
A joint report between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CNN showed that 99.99% of people who get vaccinated will not be hospitalized if they have a breakthrough COVID case. Less than 0.004% of people vaccinated will be hospitalized for COVID, and 0.001% have a chance of dying from COVID after being vaccinated.
This means that those who are hospitalized or who die are hardly vaccinated at all. This means that these people have had a choice over the past 5 months whether or not they want the near-perfect protections offered by COVID vaccines.
However, according to Dr. Martha Whyte, director of the Louisiana Department of Health, Region 7, some of the people in the Shreveport area who were diagnosed with COVID-19 did not have a choice of vaccine until they received a vaccine. diagnosis of COVID. Because they weren’t born yet.
During a presentation to the Caddo Parish School Board, Dr. Whyte said a baby was born in the Shreveport area. with COVID-19[FEMALEeDrWhyteadit:[FEMININELeDrWhyteadit:
“… we had a newborn baby, born with COVID. Who was immediately vented. Luckily this baby is getting better. So that’s good news. But he struggled through his early years. weeks of life. ”
You can see the video here, along with Dr. Whyte’s comments on the newborn at 9:00 p.m.
The presentation was made to the Caddo Parish School Board regarding their COVID policies for the upcoming school year.