14th August 2021 - Iceland‘s main ICU strained by new Covid-19 cases, but don't expect to hear much about it in the mainstream media.
In Australia we have had a slower response to Covid due to several factors which now gives us the benefit of learning from others mistakes. But when the media are government are largely silent on the data suggesting the failing of the promised 95% odd efficacy rates of mRNA vaccines, and continuing to push the idea that it is the unvaccinated that drive new surges, many are doomed to take the same path.
Iceland has made headlines for their rush to vaccinate the small population, with high vaccination rates hovering around the 74% mark, yet a recent uptick in cases is defying the 'herd immunity only by vaccination' theory that Australia is in the thick of heavy lockdowns for.
The island nation is now discussing adding an additional shot to the recommended vaccination protocol: one wonders how many shots may eventually be 'recommended' when future variants appear on the scene?
MBL Iceland reports:
The Intensive Care Unit of the National University Hospital of Iceland (Landspitali) is being strained by the recent increase in Covid-19 cases. Mbl.is reports that currently 30 people are hospitalized with Covid-19, thereof 7 in intensive care and 23 in the Emergency Department. Of the Covid-19 patients in intensive care 4 had been fully vaccinated and 4 are connected to a ventilator.
According to the Landspitali the average age of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is 65 years.
Of the 23 in the emergency department 17 are fully vaccinated and 6 are unvaccinated. During the ongoing fourth wave 73 people have been hospitalized with Covid-19, with a third of them being unvaccinated. A total of 11 people have been treated in the intensive care unit, 6 of them fully vaccinated.
To help the Landspitali ICU and Emergency Department better cope with the influx of Covid-19 patients measures have been taken to move some patients to the Health Care Institution of South Iceland (Heilbrigðisstofnun Suðurlands) in the town of Selfoss, and the Suðurnes Hospital and Health Center (Heilbrigðisstofnun Suðurnesja) in the town of Keflavik.
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