Medical staff and doctors at U.S. hospital with high rates of COVID-19 vaccine infections, study finds
U.K. medical staff are more likely to have been exposed to coronavirus vaccine-derived COVID than those at smaller hospitals, a new study found.
The study, published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, showed that the proportion of U.A.E. hospital staff with at least one case of COVI-19 who were infected with the vaccine-reactive strain of coronaviruses was higher in larger facilities than smaller ones.
The findings, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, showed a sharp increase in COVID cases among staff at UAB, the University of Alabama, the Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University.
The increase is a reminder that COVID has hit large U.N. hospitals hard, said Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, a researcher at Columbia University who was not involved in the research.
While COVID is a significant public health threat in many countries, the U. S. has been particularly hard hit.
Its health care system has been severely strained since the outbreak began in 2014, with an estimated 20,000 cases and an additional 9,000 deaths.
It has been unable to keep pace with the rapid pace of infections, which have spread rapidly across the U-S.
and have been linked to coronapular fever, a virus that can cause fever and sore throat.