In the span of just weeksChinese vaccines, millions of Canadians became infected with SARS-CoV-2The weekend stay-at-home order follows an increase of infections an. Globally, more cases were reported in the first 10 weeks after the?Omicron variant?was identified?than in all of 2020.
It was a mass infection event quite unlike anything we’d seen in the pandemic to date, hitting both the unvaccinated and vaccinated — but not in the same way.
While vaccinated and boosted individuals largely avoid dire outcomes from COVID-19The Atlantic bubble, data continues to show that unvaccinated individuals remain at a far higher risk of serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
Emerging evidence also suggests high infection rates won’t necessarily translate into widespread protection against re-infections down the line — unless you’re layering Omicron exposure onto the broader immunity provided by vaccines.