Ontario's top health official suggests new vaccination target to account for risk posed by Delta variant

Ontario鈥檚 top public health official says that the more transmissible Delta variant will continue to threaten the progress that the province has made until about 90 per cent of eligible residents have been fully vaccinated.

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Giggy
Giggy
1165 days agoTwitter

These guys are all 馃ぁ. Can't trust any of them. Let's just go back to normal life and those that have chosen to remain unvaccinated can potentially suffer the consequences of their decision. Don't hold the rest of the world up for them.

DM661213
DM661213
855 days agoTwitter

Those who are fully vaccinated should not have to wait for those who never will. We should have had vaccine passports like some countries in Europe - fully vaxxed, eat inside, no masks, no social distancing... not vaxxed - there's a table for you outside. - Denmark.

lurker81
lurker81
835 days agoReddit

Great. What's the plan if we never hit it? Why don't reporters ask these kinds of questions?

90% is basically impossible.

33_Hab
33_Hab
725 days agoTwitter

Vax passports to do anything (travel, school, concerts, etc) that will force everyone to get vaxxed. Take away their freedoms since that is essentially what they are doing to the rest of us.

Daniel
Daniel
725 days agoTwitter

Ya right good fkn luck getting 90% of Ontario fully vaccinated.

I did my part, now its up to the rest of the anti vaxxers

Ash Kaur MSc MSc MD
Ash Kaur MSc MSc MD
515 days agoTwitter

There will always be another variant. There have been THOUSANDS since #Covid-19 came to be.

How long will YOU hide?

Steven Zara 58
Steven Zara 58
545 days agoTwitter

I am glad that I am Double Vaxed and I am living my life again. If anyone else can鈥檛 see the science by now after 16 months well its there problem. Numbers and science 馃Иdo not lie. And the best advice for everyone is to stop watching the news and read a book or go for a walk.

Hellesdon
Hellesdon
535 days agoTwitter

Bring in vaccination passports, never mind 鈥淚ndividual Rights鈥! Those of us vaccinated should not be put at risk by those who are not! Further, let the unvaccinated pay their own hospital costs鈥lse we pay鈥nother abuse by the unvaccinated.

Rui
Rui
495 days agoTwitter

The people who complain the most are the ones that refuse the shot

ExoticMacaron
ExoticMacaron
465 days agoReddit

Say what you will but it's pretty damn impressive how they keep making room to shift around these goalposts.

E
E
445 days agoTwitter

How about shooting for 90% of the population not being obese instead. That will solve many problems.

Ms. Fisher
Ms. Fisher
405 days agoTwitter

Just stop it!! Had enough of the back and forth on Covid and its variants..

Thrillhouse905
Thrillhouse905
345 days agoReddit

Looking forward to Dr. Moore telling us in 6 months "great job getting to 90% but we must roll up our sleeves again for the booster to protect us from the Lambda"

1馃敾crabalocker馃敽7
1馃敾crabalocker馃敽7
325 days agoTwitter

Really .. they designed a new booster specifically for a mutation that鈥檚 been around for months and is already mutated into something different .. if you buy this crap and then call it science https://t.co/鈥媞6Ml35CqEw

Scott Fenn
Scott Fenn
325 days agoTwitter

They continue to move the goal posts because let鈥檚 face it why would these bureaucrats want to give up their power?

Diane
Diane
265 days agoTwitter

So 40% of hospital admissions in the UK are vaccinated. That鈥檚 concerning. https://t.co/鈥媟uvsEXbyPM

calluses_
calluses_
295 days agoReddit

I鈥檓 not sure why anyone would be surprised. I believe Fauci said 90% would be needed for herd immunity, and that comment was made back in December before this Delta variant was a threat.

I don鈥檛 think it鈥檚 realistic though. What might be more realistic (and hopefully offers comparable coverage) would be to get the children vaccinated, whenever it will be approved鈥

Steve
Steve
245 days agoTwitter

They won't even hit 75% of double vaxxed with constant information coming in about the severity of these vaccines. Are they expecting the 20% who are rightfully saying no to cut down in half?? Talk about a pipe dream. Bend over Ontario.. This one is gonna hurt.

Rob
Rob
245 days agoTwitter

Who had move the goalposts again on their covid bingo card?

Catriona Blain
Catriona Blain
235 days agoTwitter

It鈥檚 highly unlikely that we鈥檒l ever get to that threshold. Too many obstinate antivaxers are standing in the way of logic and science. We may simply need to let them acquire the delta variant and fend for themselves. No heroic efforts to save them, no monopolizing health care.

PremiumDan
PremiumDan
185 days agoReddit

Just gotta keep moving the goal post when we get comfortable so we don't ask too many questions.

Brian 馃拵馃檶
Brian 馃拵馃檶
175 days agoTwitter

Goal posts moved again! It鈥檚 like you鈥檙e just playing into anti-vaccine narrative. 70% then 80% now 90%鈥e鈥檝e done it. Friggin done 80%, can鈥檛 wait until 10% smartens up or dies off鈥ou have no path to normalcy. All you salary guaranteed people need a paycut for every lockdown

Sebastian Grimberg
Sebastian Grimberg
145 days agoTwitter

What risks? Those truly at risk are now vaccinated and no variant hospitalizes or kills the vaccinated in significant numbers aside from the ones with serious existing comorbidities

Tom
Tom
145 days agoTwitter

Pandemic will never be over at this point. Stop moving the goal posts!!!

A Better Ontario
A Better Ontario
125 days agoTwitter

For what has to be the thousandth time, why is there never any mention of natural immunity?

鈽篏reg Tolan鈽
鈽篏reg Tolan鈽
95 days agoTwitter

This man is owned more than Williams was, which might explain why the latter retired and the former is the new man in charge.

rebeca
rebeca
105 days agoTwitter

Can鈥檛 you still get the virus even if you are vaccinated? Don鈥檛 get me wrong for sure get your vaccine but wouldn鈥檛 this just end if all of us had listened?Just bcs you鈥檙e vaccinated doesn鈥檛 mean you can go on like nothing happened..look at malls for example 6 feet apart where?!

Soph 馃嵀
Soph 馃嵀
105 days agoTwitter

We have a vaccine. There should be no more talks of anything. Period. All these restrictions were in place as a temporary solution until we had a vaccine. It should all be business as usual now. Stop this.

marnie hunter
marnie hunter
105 days agoTwitter

I will not authorize my body for another experimental drug that's not guaranteed to stop a virus that is not fully understood.

Mike
Mike
105 days agoTwitter

They have been moving the goal posts since day 1. LIES LIES and more LIES to get u to take the experimental jab.

Watch as they start MANDATING 2x jab to enter large gatherings like stadiums or malls, then they'll add on more & more places tightening the noose on society.

SAY NO

Tony Flasher
Tony Flasher
95 days agoTwitter

Most, but not all new cases are from those that choose not to get vaccinated. It's there life, but I for one wish that they not be allowed to eat at restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, sporting events, riding TTC.

Zealousideal-Panda16
Zealousideal-Panda16
95 days agoReddit

Holy fuck I literally can鈥檛 do this anymore. Does anyone know if the goal post has actually been moved or if we can move to Step 4 with 80%/75%?

Nature Rules
Nature Rules
75 days agoTwitter

Ontario鈥檚 new top Doctor has been muzzled by @fordnation since he stated we would not go to stage 3 early then Ford came out and said we were 馃槼

He may have done good for the people of Kingston but he works for Ford now: a new clapping seal 鈽癸笍 #onpoli #VoteFordOut2022

Jason  Norris
Jason Norris
85 days agoTwitter

please talk some common sense here!! 90% will never happen especially with out some kinds insensitive vaccine passport freedoms, money , etc it's not fair and to those who are the majority who got vaccinated

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85 days agoTwitter

Here we go!! Anything to extend the lockdowns and fear mongering

James Helm
James Helm
85 days agoTwitter

I also saw some idiot wearing a baseball cap that said "vaxxed". What a joke of a society we live in.

Daniel
Daniel
75 days agoTwitter

I lie to people everyday and they believe me. Why wouldn鈥檛 someone else do the same ?

Fox_Mulder
Fox_Mulder
75 days agoTwitter

Forget it my friend . The best incentive will be tell the truth about vaccines safety and why the hell we have to put it in every single moving target .spit it out .

Saadia Alvi
Saadia Alvi
75 days agoTwitter

Ofcourse now this guy has to play gos games now that he is charge. Herd immunity was coming at 60-70%, then 70-80% and now 90%. Wait a week more and you will be hearing target of 100%. Canada has been nothing but a joke when it comes to Covid!

Tony Crotta
Tony Crotta
75 days agoTwitter

And que the Branch Covidians. Go back and hide from all the "scary" things in your basement

Tracy Powers
Tracy Powers
65 days agoTwitter

Quit making things up as you go along. Admit you don鈥檛 know what is right or wrong and continue to make it easier and easier for people who want a vaccine to get one. It鈥檚 the only thing to do. We must start living with Covid

Maple Pirate
Maple Pirate
75 days agoTwitter

FFS. Never thought I'd say this, but bring back Dr Williams.

Brian 馃拵馃檶
Brian 馃拵馃檶
75 days agoTwitter

If decision makers (politicians, health officials etc) salary was cut prorated for every month of lockdown we鈥檇 never have another lockdown. Tons of bankrupt small businesses because of their 鈥済uidance鈥. Time for shared pain.

DinoLombo1974
DinoLombo1974
65 days agoTwitter

Just keep moving the goalposts. It鈥檚 the only way to maintain power and control

Moonstruck
Moonstruck
65 days agoTwitter

Screw the third vaccine, the ones that have been fully vax. Greet, those that are not oh well their choice. Companies can't survive another lock down or restrictions. Let the cards fall.

travellingsoulsearcher
travellingsoulsearcher
65 days agoTwitter

That's an over reach ...even WHO and Tam has said 80%...misinformation not cool

ronaszn
ronaszn
65 days agoTwitter

FOH with incentives. By this time August anyone who wants it will have had it. We鈥檙e all big boys and girls, let people make their decisions and get on it with

BRIGUY
BRIGUY
65 days agoTwitter

And when we reach that he will say no we need to be at 200 % !! Enough of this game !

Break80
Break80
65 days agoTwitter

Unless there is an incentive($$$$$$$$$), or made mandatory, 90% is a dream. Too many social media researchers that aren鈥檛 convinced. Unfortunately, no one in the Ford government has the credibility to get the non believers on board.

Josh Weinstein
Josh Weinstein
65 days agoTwitter

Remember last week when it was 75%? Ontario will never hit 90%, we will never leave stage three and forever be masked and rolling lockdowns. Still think this is about your health?

N.R.
N.R.
55 days agoTwitter

So?? @fordnation don鈥檛 let this new medical oligarch keep Ontario hamstringed. If there are break through infections it doesn鈥檛 mean hospitalization. The vaccine mitigates the affects. What Dr. Moore wants is near impossible. We need our lives back to normal #learntolivewithcovid

Graydyn
Graydyn
55 days agoReddit

Instead of spending a lot of money trying to convince antivaxxers to get the jab, couldn't we just stop admitting unvaxxed Covid patients into hospitals? Is that cruel? I mean they made their choice right?

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson
55 days agoTwitter

He fails to note the delta only effects the unvaccinated which is the 10% that refuse and the under 12's that the gov't has yet to approve a vaccine for so he is putting out a target we can't reach and he knows it.

Farah Hasham
Farah Hasham
45 days agoTwitter

A vaccine passport would help move this number don't ya think?

Iamprettychill
Iamprettychill
55 days agoReddit

Are we generally going to be ok over this delta variant? Can鈥檛 believe the numbers I鈥檓 seeing in uk and states wow

beef-supreme
beef-supreme
55 days agoReddit

But during a briefing on Tuesday Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore suggested that the province needs to set a higher target in order to fully account for the risk of Delta, especially as the province move closer to a fall that will likely bring with it a rise in cases.

鈥淐ertainly I'd love Ontario to have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. The modelling, though, tells us that once we're at around 90 per cent of the eligible population immunized that the risk of Delta will be less for us,鈥 he said. 鈥淚f we remain at around 20 per cent of the population unvaccinated we won't build a community immunity and you'll get breakthrough infections in those individuals that are vaccinated because not all individuals, especially those that are elderly or vulnerable or immune suppressed, will get full protection from the vaccine. So the higher the proportion of our population immunized the less we'll have to worry about those vulnerable people getting COVID despite getting vaccinated.鈥

Ontario has administered more than 18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine but Moore said that there are still about 2.4 million eligible individuals who have yet to receive even their first shot.

Do you know someone who hasn't gotten their both shots? Now's the time to help them out with getting their jab by booking them into a nearby pharmacy or any of the 5 city clinics which do no appointment required walk-ins now.