COVID patient with other health problems dies

| 28/10/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has reported that a COVID-19 patient who was suffering from severe comorbidities died on Thursday. The patient had received two doses of the vaccine but had not had a booster shot. Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Gent stressed the importance of the vaccination and the booster doses for the elderly and immunocompromised.

“The Moderna (bivalent) booster is on island, and I encourage our elderly and immunocompromised, as well as their caretakers and healthcare workers, to get boosted,” Dr Gent stated. “As it has been said often, research has shown us that the two doses of the vaccination in conjunction with the recommended booster doses will keep people out of the hospital, so I stress once again: get vaccinated and boosted.”

Government is no longer reporting levels of COVID infection in the community and is instead reporting in real-time those who have tested positive who die and hospitalisations on a monthly basis, though officials have said that any notable increases in hospitalisations will be announced to the public immediately.

However, during his recent round of media appearances after taking up office, Dr Gent has said that there could be hundreds of new infections of COVID-19 per week. On average around 60 cases of Covid are being picked up each week as a result of screen testing but the real figure could be ten times that. He said most of the current infections are the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants that circulated widely this summer.

The COVID-19 Moderna (bivalent) booster is now available, and the full vaccination schedule for the COVID-19 fall booster programme can be found here.

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  1. anon says:

    I was in the 70+group getting my first Moderna vaccination. Maybe I was unlucky but be warned, I suffered excrutiating aches and pains all over, through the whole night after the shot was given (10.00am), not a wink of sleep and the worst night of my life.It took 2 more days before I felt completely normal.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The booster will be something you have to take for the rest of your life. At some point, it will wear off again and again. Just like the first 2 shots you guys took. Not sure why people don’t really understand that it doesn’t help yet…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wife and I both got ours.
    I’m 62 she is 58

  4. watcher says:

    I hope you file this comment away in an envelope which you will open and relive the moment when you are old. Then, you might understand the flow of life.

    “With” or “from” make zero difference. You are arguing against a narrative that nobody cares about. Live your life and leave everyone else alone to do the same.

    I suggest a hobby to replace your covid angst.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sickness comes for all of us one way or the other.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to their family and friends.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Why is the HSA slow walking availability of the moderna booster? I agree with prioritizing but it should be available now for 60 and older.

    • Anonymous says:

      No-one is slowing availability. Show up and you will be vaccinated.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, 3rd and 4th dose boosters for those who delayed vaccination and booster participation, but they are not giving out 5ths in bivalent form before those age/risk groupings are called. Right now, just 70+ and frontline. No November schedule published (today being Oct 31st).

    • Anonymous says:

      COVID-19 Fall Booster Programme

      The COVID-19 fall booster has arrived in the Cayman Islands, and the rollout of the vaccine will officially begin on Monday, 10 October 2022.

      While everyone ages 16 and up can benefit from the fall booster, the programme will be rolled out in phases to ensure that priority groups are able to access the booster first.

      Priority groups are:

      Elderly residents (70+)
      Frontline Health Care Workers
      Individuals with underlying medical conditions (16-49)
      Adults 50+

      It is available for adults 50 and over.


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