NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Even with the state’s rising COVID-19 positivity fee there’s constructive information rising from the Yale New Haven Well being System.
“The positivity fee throughout the state of Connecticut is just not translating into the variety of hospitalizations that we have seen up to now,” says the system’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Balcezak.
“The illness symptomatology and the illness course is far far more delicate and we’re undoubtedly seeing that in our establishments,” he provides referring to those that are vaccinated and boosted towards the virus.
Balcezak says the vaccines are doing an enormous half in preserving folks secure though they don’t seem to be good.
“The vaccine is just not completely efficient, particularly with the Omicron BA1 and BA2 variants,” he mentioned.
He factors out the constructive outcomes being seen about vaccines and boosters.
“It is a good preventer, it isn’t an ideal preventer of getting contaminated. It’s actually glorious at stopping extreme illness and is excellent at stopping demise,” Balcezak mentioned.
He says he expects extra uncommon breakthrough instances as we transfer into the longer term, and some may have hospitalizations however believes these folks can have compromised immune programs.