COVID kills some high-risk vaccinated patients in Missouri

COVID kills some high-risk vaccinated patients in Missouri

“They all had other serious health conditions,” she wrote, adding that seven of the patients were over the age of 75 and one was over the age of 65. COVID-19 vaccines greatly reduce the chance of severe illness and death and remain effective against the variants, including the delta variant. Like many other vaccines, they are less effective in people with weakened immune systems and frail elderly.

“High risk, immune compromised and sadly couldn’t muster an immune response,” tweeted Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth, in announcing Thursday that there had been six COVID-19 pneumonia deaths among vaccinated patients at its hospitals in southwest Missouri. An additional eight fully vaccinated Mercy Springfield patients have died since June 1, spokeswoman Sonya Kullmann said in a text. That amounts to 12% of the 68 total deaths at that hospital during that time. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at Johns Hopkins University, said the deaths were partially a reflection of the level of COVID-19 spread.

The state ranks fourth nationally in the number of new cases per capita in the past 14 days. And the seven-day rolling average of daily deaths in Missouri has risen over the past two weeks from 12 per day on July 13 to 17.29 per day on Tuesday, according to data from John Hopkins University. Health officials are blaming low vaccination rates and the fast-spreading delta variant for sending hospitalizations in the state soaring.

“There are so many cases that you are going to see more breakthroughs,” Sharfstein said. “That is why you are seeing them in Missouri because you have so many cases.” Just 47.7% of Missouri residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, far lower than the national rate of 57.1%, state and federal data shows. Many counties in southwest Missouri have vaccination rates that are less than half the state average. “I do think that scenario that we are hoping for is that if enough people get vaccinated, then the virus will find it much harder to move around in the population and that will protect everyone, including children and people who don’t respond to the vaccine,” he said.

Meanwhile, health officials in St. Louis County said in a news release that they had documented more than 600 cases in which vaccinated people tested positive for COVID-19, and they stressed that the total is likely higher. They said Thursday that they would release more details soon. The issue of breakthrough cases and masking has gotten more attention after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it now recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in places where the coronavirus is surging. Under the guidance, those recommendations would apply to all but three of the state’s counties. The University of Missouri-Columbia said Thursday that all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks in classrooms and meeting spaces where social distancing isn’t possible starting Aug. 2.

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