According to DIVI President Marx: Vaccinated intensive care patients usually have a pre-existing illness

Anyone who ends up in intensive care with Covid 19 disease is in the vast majority of cases unvaccinated, says DIVI President Marx. The people who end up there despite being vaccinated are mostly older or suffer from a chronic illness.

According to doctors, there are almost no patients vaccinated against Covid-19 without previous illnesses in the corona intensive care units in Germany. Most of them are not vaccinated or not completely vaccinated, said Gernot Marx, President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), the editorial network Germany (RND).

The vaccinated minority consists largely of older patients whose second vaccination was a long time ago. “As a rule, these people also suffer from serious chronic illnesses.” Vaccine breakthroughs rarely have serious consequences. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, around one in ten of the patients who were treated for corona in intensive care units in August and September were fully vaccinated. This emerges from a response from the ministry to a request from the left-wing member of the Bundestag Sahra Wagenknecht.

There it was said that of the 1186 corona patients who had to receive “intensive care” in Germany from mid-August to early September, 119 had been vaccinated against the virus. In the period from the beginning of February to the beginning of September, the proportion of vaccinated corona patients in German intensive care units was 1.84 percent (210 of 11,419 cases). The data come from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). That classified the numbers: “It is to be expected that more vaccination breakthroughs will be recorded over time, as more and more people are vaccinated and Sars-CoV-2 is currently spreading again. This increases the likelihood of being fully vaccinated with the Virus come into contact. “

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Meanwhile, DIVI President Marx described the capacities for free beds in the intensive care units as currently relatively stable. “At the moment we are in a plateau phase, we are stagnating at around 1,300 Covid intensive care patients. The situation is under control,” said Marx. “We are now able to act and have an average of two free intensive care beds per location.”

But there could be no talk of relaxation. Furthermore, Covid-19 is a great burden for intensive care medicine; The situation in the intensive care units is meanwhile “no longer always and first of all determined by Corona,” said Marx. “We are in a very open situation, forecasts for the coming months are hardly possible.”