Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said the data coming through now – with 525 cases now requiring treatment in hospital – was making it very clear that people needed to be vaccinated.
“You are nine times more likely to end up in hospital if you are unvaccinated than if you are triple vaxxed,” he said.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says the details surrounding the hospitalisations reflect the state of vaccinations in Queensland, and urged people to get their booster shots.
“If you are not vaccinated, the clear evidence based on hospitalisation rates is you are nine times more likely to end up in hospital than someone who is triple-vaxxed,” she said.
“The evidence is clear: Go get vaccinated.”
In case you missed it: today’s work-shopped conflation is vaccinated = triple-vaxxed. However…
Ms D’Ath said Queensland was not mandating the booster dose “at the moment”.
Status of claim: False. As Mrs D’Ath confirms, the double-vaccinated are still fully vaccinated in Queensland. Except, apparently, when a double-vaccinated patient is hospitalised. Then he or she becomes ‘unvaccinated’ for the purpose of doctoring the statistics. Moreover, as comparatively few Queenslanders are boosted, it follows that double-vaccinated Omicron admissions far outnumber the triple-vaccinated. On Twitter today, Premier Palaszczuk promoted the new (fake) definition of ‘vaccinated’ but reverted to the old one two hours later. Conclusion: the majority of Queenslanders hospitalised with covid are ‘vaccinated.’