Many Canadians have trouble understanding some of the statistics available on hospitalization of people with Covid-19. One source of confusion is that the number of vaccinated people in Hospital is higher than the number not vaccinated. Without thinking it through, this appears to mean that vaccination does not help but in fact, the reverse is true. But our local District Health Unit (Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge DHU) has a responsibility to educate so they are promoting a video produced by the Eastern Ontario DHU which explains this (see below). Unfortunately, anti-Vaxers incorrectly take this statistic as evidence to support their objection – they are effectively saying that they do not believe medical experts. If they act on their belief, they are also more likely to die from the virus.
Statistics and what helps fight the pandemic are not matters of opinion – they are facts. The recent protest by truckers is about whether individuals should be forced to take certain measures but the facts are not up for debate – although they seem to need a lot of explaining.
Here is the video – quite short and quite clear.
A big thank you to the Eastern Ontario District Health Unit. https://eohu.ca/en
Effective 7 February, comments have been disabled on this page because the discussion has turned to the Trucker protest which is not what this post is about. It’s about the need to educate people on what statistics mean for the pandemic and vaccinations.