Ontario's top health official suggests new vaccination target to account for risk posed by Delta variant
Ontario’s 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.
These guys are all 🤡. 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.
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.
Great. What's the plan if we never hit it? Why don't reporters ask these kinds of questions?
90% is basically impossible.
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.
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
There will always be another variant. There have been THOUSANDS since #Covid-19 came to be.
How long will YOU hide?
I am glad that I am Double Vaxed and I am living my life again. If anyone else can’t see the science by now after 16 months well its there problem. Numbers and science 🧪do not lie. And the best advice for everyone is to stop watching the news and read a book or go for a walk.
Bring in vaccination passports, never mind “Individual Rights”! Those of us vaccinated should not be put at risk by those who are not! Further, let the unvaccinated pay their own hospital costs…else we pay…another abuse by the unvaccinated.
Say what you will but it's pretty damn impressive how they keep making room to shift around these goalposts.
How about shooting for 90% of the population not being obese instead. That will solve many problems.
Just stop it!! Had enough of the back and forth on Covid and its variants..
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"
Really .. they designed a new booster specifically for a mutation that’s been around for months and is already mutated into something different .. if you buy this crap and then call it science https://t.co/q6Ml35CqEw
They continue to move the goal posts because let’s face it why would these bureaucrats want to give up their power?
So 40% of hospital admissions in the UK are vaccinated. That’s concerning. https://t.co/ruvsEXbyPM
I’m 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’t think it’s realistic though. What might be more realistic (and hopefully offers comparable coverage) would be to get the children vaccinated, whenever it will be approved…
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.
It’s highly unlikely that we’ll 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.
Just gotta keep moving the goal post when we get comfortable so we don't ask too many questions.
Goal posts moved again! It’s like you’re just playing into anti-vaccine narrative. 70% then 80% now 90%…we’ve done it. Friggin done 80%, can’t wait until 10% smartens up or dies off…you have no path to normalcy. All you salary guaranteed people need a paycut for every lockdown
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
Pandemic will never be over at this point. Stop moving the goal posts!!!
For what has to be the thousandth time, why is there never any mention of natural immunity?
This man is owned more than Williams was, which might explain why the latter retired and the former is the new man in charge.
Can’t you still get the virus even if you are vaccinated? Don’t get me wrong for sure get your vaccine but wouldn’t this just end if all of us had listened?Just bcs you’re vaccinated doesn’t mean you can go on like nothing happened..look at malls for example 6 feet apart where?!
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.
I will not authorize my body for another experimental drug that's not guaranteed to stop a virus that is not fully understood.
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.
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.
Holy fuck I literally can’t 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%?
Ontario’s 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 😳
He may have done good for the people of Kingston but he works for Ford now: a new clapping seal ☹️ #onpoli #VoteFordOut2022
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
Here we go!! Anything to extend the lockdowns and fear mongering
I also saw some idiot wearing a baseball cap that said "vaxxed". What a joke of a society we live in.
I lie to people everyday and they believe me. Why wouldn’t someone else do the same ?
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 .
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!
And que the Branch Covidians. Go back and hide from all the "scary" things in your basement
Quit making things up as you go along. Admit you don’t know what is right or wrong and continue to make it easier and easier for people who want a vaccine to get one. It’s the only thing to do. We must start living with Covid
If decision makers (politicians, health officials etc) salary was cut prorated for every month of lockdown we’d never have another lockdown. Tons of bankrupt small businesses because of their “guidance”. Time for shared pain.
Just keep moving the goalposts. It’s the only way to maintain power and control
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.
That's an over reach ...even WHO and Tam has said 80%...misinformation not cool
FOH with incentives. By this time August anyone who wants it will have had it. We’re all big boys and girls, let people make their decisions and get on it with
And when we reach that he will say no we need to be at 200 % !! Enough of this game !
Unless there is an incentive($$$$$$$$$), or made mandatory, 90% is a dream. Too many social media researchers that aren’t convinced. Unfortunately, no one in the Ford government has the credibility to get the non believers on board.
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?
So?? @fordnation don’t let this new medical oligarch keep Ontario hamstringed. If there are break through infections it doesn’t mean hospitalization. The vaccine mitigates the affects. What Dr. Moore wants is near impossible. We need our lives back to normal #learntolivewithcovid
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?
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.
A vaccine passport would help move this number don't ya think?
Are we generally going to be ok over this delta variant? Can’t believe the numbers I’m seeing in uk and states wow
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.
“Certainly 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,” he said. “If 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.”
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.
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