University of Rochester is now dealing with its third wave of COVID, and if cases continue to rise it will take a heavy toll on the hospital system.
Dr. Michael Apostolakos is in charge of the COVID response at the hospital as well as one of the doctors that treats COVID patients.
According to him, two thirds of patients are unvaccinated and under the age of 65.
Apostolakos said most patients all voiced their regret of not becoming vaccinating and thinking the virus would not make them so sick.
One third of patients are patients suffering from breakthrough infections that have been vaccinated, and only one ended up in the ICU because of underlying illness that made them more susceptible.
Apostolakos said the during the first waves of COVID he urged masks and social distancing, but this time around he’s urging the vaccine.
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