Word for today - nosocomial ....

I learn't a new word today - nosocomial.

It means hospital acquired infection.

This recent nosocomial outbreak in Israel is challenging accepted thinking.

"Of the 42 cases diagnosed in this outbreak, 38 were fully vaccinated with two doses of the Comirnaty vaccine, one was recovered with one vaccination and three were unvaccinated."

5 patients died - all vaccinated.

Cut and paste from the discussion in this paper dated 21 July 2021 is the following (quite understandable) paragraph ....

"It challenges the assumption that high universal vaccination rates will lead to herd immunity and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. This was probably true for the wild-type SARS-CoV-2 virus, but in the outbreak described here, 96.2% of the exposed population was vaccinated. Infection advanced rapidly (many cases became symptomatic within 2 days of exposure), and viral load was high. Another accepted view is that, when facing a possible mismatch between the SARS-CoV-2 variant and vaccine or waning immunity, the combination of vaccine and face mask should provide the necessary protection. Although some transmission between staff members could have occurred without masks, all transmissions between patients and staff occurred between masked and vaccinated individuals, as experienced in an outbreak from Finland [12]."
 
The conclusion? Get your booster 🤔

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.39.2100822