COVID-19

“Option Delta loves unvaccinated people”

At the moment, Quebec seems to have bypassed the Delta option, but observing the situation in other countries around the world, experts note that it especially attacks unvaccinated people.

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“It’s true, when we look at the numbers in general, especially what is happening in our southern neighbors or in other countries, it is very clear that the Delta variant occurs in people who are not vaccinated and for whom our two vaccines are an overly effective protective factor. against the Delta option, ”stresses the head of the intensive care unit at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, D.R François Marquis in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

He particularly regrets the resistance to vaccines in Quebec.

“It’s a little sad because the vaccines are safe, they work. When we saw them working, we saw the damage they can do, and we know that the Delta variant loves the unvaccinated, it’s the number 1 victim in the Delta variant, it’s difficult for us, ”he says.

It’s too late for vaccination

In Quebec, a viral video from a doctor in Alabama is playing, in which she says that patients who are to be intubated begged her to get vaccinated, believing that it would save them.

DR The Marquis confirms that patients admitted to his intensive care unit were also asked to be vaccinated when the first doses arrive in Canada.

“When we started vaccination, unfortunately there were families or patients in the intensive care unit who asked us to get the vaccine in order to save them at the last minute, but unfortunately this shows that they did not understand that the key to the vaccine is prevention, “he says.

Border and tourists

The opening of the border to Americans on August 9 should not be of concern to Canadians, as there are things that can be done to protect them, D.R Marquis.

In addition to the fact that confirmation of dual vaccinations must be required at the border, all tourist workers must be vaccinated, as they will be the main people in contact with Americans, says the chief of the intensive care unit.

“If you work in the tourism industry, if you work in the restaurant business, if you have employees in this sector, make sure that all these beautiful people are vaccinated. This is what we can do, ”he said.

According to D., this is a simple gesture that will contribute not only to the economic recovery of the province, but also “to protect our population.”R Francois Marquis.

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