Written by: Li Enci
Last update date: 2021-06-16 08:00
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently stated that after the second dose of the new crown vaccine, the rate of myocarditis among 16-24 year-olds is higher than expected.
The medical director of the Infectious Disease Center of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Tsang Tak-yin, said that the local figure is indeed "higher or lesser than the base," but the symptoms of the person concerned are mild and the condition is not serious. Young people are urged "to take a few days off after the injections and there is no problem."
The recent easing of the epidemic in Hong Kong may reduce the public's desire for vaccination.
Zeng Dexian said that the epidemic in the surrounding areas is still rampant, and the virus is mutated everywhere, and we still need to be careful to prevent the epidemic. "Taiwan originally kept it well, but if you are not careful, (the epidemic) has become more serious."
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The Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Center of the Hospital Authority, Tsang Tak-yin, listed the rate of vaccination among all age groups. People aged 40 to 49 are the most enthusiastic. About 25% have been given the shot; the 50-59 and 30-39-year-old groups follow closely behind. , More than two adults have been vaccinated.
Young people have the lowest vaccination rate. About one adult in the 20-29 year-old group has been vaccinated; only 1.8% of the 16-19 year-old group has been vaccinated. He said the local vaccination rate "can be higher."
The public generally believes that young people will have little consequences from the epidemic. Tsang Tak-hsien retorted: "The afterlife can be very serious." He said that chronic illness and obesity are high-risk factors for severe illness, and pointed out that the youngest person in Hong Kong was only 38 years old.
In addition, some children have multiple systemic inflammation syndromes after recovery, that is, symptoms such as systemic inflammation and fever. In the United States, 30 to 40 children have died as a result.
He also said that the current number of young people diagnosed is not large, which is likely to be related to the suspension of classes. It is expected that the full resumption of classes will cause the number of infections to rise.
Tsang Tak-yin said that 210 patients with new coronary pneumonia have passed away in Hong Kong so far, accounting for 1.8% of all patients.
Among them, 59% are males and 41% are females. The median age is 80 years old. Nearly 90% of them have chronic diseases, mainly hypertension and diabetes.
Sixteen percent of the dead were asymptomatic when contracted.
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that after the second dose of the new crown vaccine, the rate of myocarditis in 16-24 year olds was higher than expected.
As of May 31, a total of 275 cases of myocarditis have been reported, which is higher than the expected number of cases ranging from 10 to 102. The patients had received Pfizer/BioNTech and Modena vaccines respectively.
Zeng Dexian said frankly that the local figure is indeed "higher or lesser than the base", but the person concerned has mild symptoms and is not serious. He urges young people to "do not exercise vigorously after the injection for a few days, and rest for a few days is no problem." He emphasized that vaccination was not a problem. It can protect oneself and others. Myocarditis cases are only a small number, and the benefits still outweigh the risks.
Tsang Tak-yin praised Hong Kong people for their strong awareness of epidemic prevention, but said that the epidemic in the surrounding areas is still rampant, and viruses are mutated everywhere, and Hong Kong always has to clear customs with other places.
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Speaking of the recent easing of the epidemic in Hong Kong, the public's desire for vaccination may have diminished. Tsang praised Hong Kong people for their strong awareness of epidemic prevention, but said that the epidemic in the surrounding areas is still rampant, and viruses are mutated everywhere, and Hong Kong always has to clear customs with other places.
He believes that Taiwan is an appropriate example. "Originally, it is well guarded, but if you don't pay attention, (the epidemic) will become more serious." He appealed to the public, "(The epidemic) hits the first and the injection is late. It is better to get the vaccination as soon as possible."
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