Times Union: The Unvaccinated Dominating Capital Region COVID Hospital Beds

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The Times Union interviewed Steven Hanks, M.D., chief operating officer and chief clinical officer for SPHP, for its story on the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Capital Region.

Dr. Hanks reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated, particularly as unvaccinated patients currently make up the majority of COVID hospitalizations.

From the story:

Two-thirds of COVID-related hospitalizations at St. Peter’s Hospital are unvaccinated patients, the “vast majority” of whom have co-morbidities like obesity and diabetes, said Dr. Steven Hanks, chief clinical officer and chief operating officer.

He reiterated vaccines are safe and effective.

“What we’re not seeing is healthy people being admitted to the hospital with delta COVID,” Hanks said, referring to the current dominant coronavirus variant.

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