Almost every patient that is in intensive care units across England are unvaccinated and are fighting for breath, the head of the Oxford jab programme has said.
Professor Sir Andrew Pollard said that hospital staff are concerned with one particular doctor saying it is “frustrating” as the vaccine would have probably prevented them being in ICU and then said “I know what’s likely to be next for them.”
An NHS respiratory consultant told The Guardian last week, “My patience wearing thin… Even if you are not worried about your own risk from Covid, you cannot know the risk of the people into whose faces you may cough; there is a dangerous and selfish element to this that I find hard to stomach.”
The frustrated unnamed consultant added that most resources being devoted to Covid in hospitals are “now being spent on the unvaccinated, who have had months to take up a jab.”
A jointly authored Oxford University infectious diseases professor Brian Angus, Sir Andrew wrote in The Guardian, “This ongoing horror (of patients fighting for breath), which is taking place across ICUs in Britain, is now largely restricted to unvaccinated people.
“Generally, Covid-19 is no longer a disease of the vaccinated; vaccines tend to limit its suffocating affliction, with a few exceptions.”
Despite the successful vaccine programme there are still millions who have not had their jab who are potentially at serious risk of becoming unwell and could die.
Dr Ed Patrick wrote in an opinion piece in the Metro, “I looked around and realised that almost all of my patients were suffering from Covid-19 – and nearly every one of them was unvaccinated.
“I meet a lot of healthy people who think they’re bulletproof and can’t get taken down by this virus.
“Many are young, in their 20s, 30s and 40s, yet they’re struggling to breathe, even with lots of oxygen.”
Dr Ed added, “Seeing an unvaccinated patient is incredibly frustrating and sad. Frustrating because the vaccine probably would have prevented this, sad because I know what’s likely to be next for them.
“I’m guessing that most of my patients would do anything to turn back time and have the vaccine.”