Anti-vaxxers who contract Covid 60 TIMES more likely to end-up in intensive care wards

ANTI-VAXXERS who have not been jabbed are 60 times more likely to end up in an ICU after contracting Covid. 

Startling figures have revealed that those who are unvaccinated and in the older bracket of the population are likely to be hit hardest. 

Hospital admissions in London are still skyrocketing, and are teetering close to the Governments threshold of 400 for introducing lockdown restrictions across the UK. 

The concerning data comes as a string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta.

Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said.

The Sun's Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Brits' arms to ward off the need for any new restrictions.

Figures from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC), show that between May and November the rate of admission for double-jabbed Covid sufferers in their 60s was just 0.6 cases per 100,000 people per week.

But ICNARC numbers, which covers units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, show that amongst people of the same age who are unvaccinated, the rate was 37.3 per 100,000 per week – equating to a relative risk about 60 times higher.

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Those in their 50s and 70s also saw a 30-fold difference in the average weekly admission rates between those who have been jabbed and those who haven't. 

Unvaccinated people in their 30s and 40s are between ten and 15 times more likely to end up in intensive care than those who had got their jabs. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson may decide on new Covid rules after he is presented with the latest figures tomorrow 

He will be watching hospital admission rates in the capital before considering any further restrictions.

On December 22, 386 patients were admitted for the virus – the highest number in a single day since February.

Covid admissions peaked in January when 977 Brits were admitted in London.

According to The Times, England recorded 1,246 admissions on December 22 – up 55 per cent from the week before.

This was also the highest number in 24 hours since February 16.

But as cases rise, health experts and ministers are now demanding that the Government distinguish between people who are being admitted to hospital "with" or "for" Covid.

An ICU consultant in London told the Mail on Sunday that the unvaccinated are putting “extra pressure” on the units. 

The doctor, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Their presence puts extra pressure on our service. If these people had been jabbed they would be enjoying their Christmas and not filling our wards. 

“The worry is more unvaccinated with Omicron coming through our doors.”

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