With COVID Numbers Climbing Once more Throughout Tri-State Space, Officers Once more Push For Folks To Get Vaccinated – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – COVID cases are increasing across the tri-state area, as are hospital admissions.

Jessica Moore of CBS2 looked at the numbers and the different approaches to contain virus growth.

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Executives in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut now face a triple threat: Omicron, more indoor time over the next few months, and holiday get-togethers. If more people are not vaccinated, we could expect another significant wave of COVID cases.

“Here are some breaking news. To date, 70% of New York City’s residents are fully vaccinated. This is a very big thing, “said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday.

That good news has been overshadowed by the latest data showing New York City reported 2,050 new cases of COVID on Tuesday. New York state reported 8,200 new cases this month, more than double the 3,400 in the previous month. New Jersey reported 4,100 new cases, compared with 3,200 last month. In Connecticut, cases have nearly doubled from month to month, with 1,900 new cases.

COVID VACCINATION

The number of hospital admissions has also increased, with 3,400 in New York state and 113 in the city.

“Talk to anyone who works in the emergency room and they will disproportionately and overwhelmingly tell you that they are unvaccinated people. They will also tell you that they are exhausted and exhausted so we have to help them,” Councilor Mark said Levine.

Doctors say this surge is being driven by the delta variant.

“The problem is, it is spreading to people who are mainly vaccinated, the full vaccination more than six months ago at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

Boosters are also crucial for the Omicron variant.

“The booster shot could be the answer to the challenge we face with the Omicron,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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New data from Pfizer shows that its booster increases protection against the Omicron variant by 25 times compared to the first two doses.

“For people who received the booster vaccine, who received the primary vaccine and then the booster vaccine six months later, there were significant levels of antibodies against Omicron,” Elnahal told CBS2’s Dick Brennan.

De Blasio confirmed eight cases of the Omicron variant in New York and says community transmission is already happening.

Starting December 14, New York City children ages 5-11 must show proof of vaccination to dine or watch a movie indoors.

The mayor hired reinforcements to defend his new requirement that all private sector workers must receive at least one dose of the vaccine by December 27, a mandate currently being challenged in court.

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“By making the rules the same no matter where you work, we’re all safer when companies participate together,” said Dr. Celine Gounder, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at NYU. “COVID is bad for business.”

A New York holiday staple is returning on Saturday – the SantaCon. West Siders who spoke to CBS2 hope that the sometimes rowdy bar crawlers don’t become super spreaders.

“We love to see the city covered in all the Santa Clauses that come from all over the place, but we also have the Omicron variant,” said Posh McKoy.

“As long as people get their injections, I don’t care. Just be sure. Don’t be stupid, ”said a woman.

Safe or stupid, places like Scallywags will be ready.

“Are you concerned that some people are trying to get in without a vaccination?” Brennan asked Manager Catherine Lynch.

“You know someone is going to try to get in, but they won’t come in because we have someone at the door and they can’t come in unless they’re vaccinated,” Lynch said.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy – whose state recorded 1,324 hospitalizations and 29 deaths last month – says 72% of residents are fully vaccinated but only 34% received a booster.

“Our numbers across the board are roughly a third of what they were a year ago at this point thanks to the vaccines, I might add. But it remains of paramount importance to make healthcare strong to care for COVID patients and those with other needs, “Murphy said.

Connecticut reported 525 hospital admissions last month. Even so, Governor Ned Lamont remains hopeful.

“If we previously had to restrict access to large groups coming together, I don’t see this as necessary this time,” Lamont said.

Parents in town can now add their children’s vaccination information to their own NYC COVID Safe app to make dining easier.

With only 20% of 5 to 11 year olds vaccinated, the mayor is pushing for this rate to be increased to avoid school disruptions.

In the meantime, it seems that the importance of boosters could increase over time, and Pfzier’s chief scientist Mikael Dolsten says COVID could become an ongoing battle.

“I think it’s very likely that we might need a fourth boost this spring, especially if Omicron continues to dominate,” he said.

Pfizer expects to have a vaccine for children 6 months and older by summer.

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Jessica Moore of CBS2 contributed to this report.