Everyone who was in the intensive care unit or on ventilators was also unvaccinated. Hospital staff have asked people to get the covid-19 jab, to protect themselves and others.
Meanwhile, epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says if people are going to be infected with the virus, during the inevitable fourth wave in the coming months, they’d better be fully vaccinated. Karim has stressed that being fully inoculated would put people in a better position during the imminent wave, which is estimated to happen around November and December. He was speaking at a media briefing to announce the premiere date of a Covid-19 documentary, called Zero to Zero, that was filmed at a Pretoria hospital.
Further afield: Vietnam has jailed a man for 5 years for breaking strict Covid-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others. During a one-day trial, the 28-year old was convicted for “spreading dangerous infectious diseases”.