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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin

‘Covid-19 has largely become a disease of the unvaccinated in our hospitals.’ Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
‘Covid-19 hz larjli bcm a dziz v ɖ unvax̣netd in ǎr hospitlz.’ Foṭgraf: Mrdo McLǎd/Ɖ Gardịn

ICU z fl v ɖ unvax̣netd – mî peśns wɖ ɖm z wẹrñ ʈin

(Transcription of an Observer article of 20 November 2021)

Most v ɖ rzorsz w r dvotñ t Covid in hospitl r biyñ spent on ppl hu hv nt hd ɖer jab

Anoniṃs, Súnde 21 Nvmbr 2021

In hospitl, Covid-19 hz larjli bcm a dziz v ɖ unvax̣netd. Ɖ man in hiz 20z hu hd olwz woćt ẃt h ét, wrct ǎt in ɖ jim, wz tù hlʈi t evr cać Covid badli. Ɖ 48-yir-old hu nvr got rnd t mcñ ɖ apôntmnt.

Ɖ prsn in ɖer 50z huz frend hd sîd-ifcts. Ɖ wmn hu wontd t wêt fr mor evidns. Ɖ yuñ pregnnt ledi wurid abt ɖ ifct on hr bebi.

Ɖ 60-yir-old, bròt t hospitl wɖ oxijnsać̣reśnz v 70% bî ɖ ambyḷns ɖt h iniṣ́li cōld fr hiz partnr, hu hd daid bî ɖ tîm it arîvd; bʈ b’livd ɖt ɖ drugcumṗniz brîbd ɖ guvnmnt t gt ɖ vaxīn apruvd.

Ol svirli il wɖ Covid. Ol unvax̣netd n prīvịsli hlʈi. Ol cmplitli avôḍbl.

V cors, ɖr r ppl hu hv ɖer vax̣neśnz bt stl gt sic. Ɖz ppl me b eldrli or frel, or hv unḍlayñ hlʈprobḷmz. Ɖoz wɖ ilṇsz afctñ ɖ iḿnsistm, ptiklrli peśnts hu hv hd cemoʈeṛpi fr bludcansrz, r ispeṣ́li vulnṛbl. Sm unluci hlʈi ppl wl olso end p on ǎr jenṛl wordz wɖ Covid aftr biyñ vax̣netd, yẓ́li nīdñ a modist amǎnt v oxijn fr a fy dez.

Bt ɖ stori z difṛnt on ǎr intnsiv-cer ynit. Hir, ɖ peśnt popyleśn cnsists v a fy vulnṛbl ppl wɖ svir unḍlayñ hlʈprobḷmz n a mjoṛti v fit, hlʈi, yungr ppl unvax̣netd bî ćôs. Woćñ ɖ mix v peśnts cmñ in wɖ Covid, it fīlz t m lîc hardli enbdi hz bn vax̣netd nawdez; v cors, ɖs z bcz ɖ ppl ɖt hv bn vax̣netd r gtñ on wɖ ɖer lîvz at hom. F evrwn got vax̣netd, hospitlz wd b undr mć les preśr; ɖs z bynd dbet. Yr wêt fr yr clinic apôntmnt/oṗreśn/dạgnostic tst/A&I dpartmnt wd b śortr. Yr ambyḷns wd arîv snr. Rports v ɖ preśr on ɖ NHS r nt xaɉretd, I promis y.

Frɖrmr, w hv rīsntli rold ǎt a ny meḍceśn fr peśnts wɖt antibodiz agnst Covid. It costs abt £2,000 a trītmnt n z subjict t a rigṛs n tîm-cnsymñ apruvlproses fr evri ces w trīt. Ges ẃć peśnts d’nt hv ɖz antibodiz (spôlr: it’s nt ɖ wnz hu hv bn vax̣netd).

Most v ɖ rzorsz ɖt w r dvotñ t Covid in hospitl r nǎ biyñ spent on ɖ unvax̣netd.

Yes, vax̣neśnz r unpleznt. Ɖe cōz sîdifcts. Ɖe hrt. Y me īvn stl cać Covid aftwdz. I hv mni colīgz hu hv flt ōfl aftr vax̣neśn n a fy hu hd t tec a de or tū of wrc. Hvr, I hv nt hŕd v eni hu hv bn hospiṭlîzd wɖ Covid aftwdz or hu hv hd svir sîdifcts. Ɖ apruvlzproses wz increḍbli strinjnt n w nǎ hv an unḅlivbl amǎnt v riyl-wrld deta ɖt ɖz vaxīnz wrc. Ɖ sayns ɖt hz bn aplaid hir z nʈñ śort v ō-inspîrñ t m. Hvr, I riylîz ɖt nn v ɖz raṣ́nl arğmnts wd ćenj ɖ mînd v smwn hu z rzolvd agnst hvñ it, olɖo I s’poz it me pś smwn hu rmenz undisîdd.

Az a rspiṛtridoctr, I hv spent mî hol c’rir trītñ ppl huz luñ dzizz hv bn cōzd bî smocñ, includñ loñ aftr ɖe ń ɖ riscs. I hv spent cǎntlis aurz wɖ ppl hu blem ɖmslvz fr ruinñ ɖer hlʈ; I hv ʈt a lot abt ǎr prsnl rsponsbiḷti fr ǎr hlʈ n t ẃt dgri w śd b hld acǎntbl fr ǎr ćôsz. I prsṇli – unlîc sm v mî colīgz – hv nvr flt eni ambivḷns abt trītñ smocrz wɖt jujmnt in xacli ɖ sem we az ppl wɖ dzizz ɖt r nt sìn az slf-inflictd.

Inśrînd in ɖ we w pṛtct peśnts’ ōtoṇmi z ɖ recgniśn ɖt uɖrz me rīzṇbli mc dsiźnz w me si az iraśnl or roñ. W r ol products v ǎr upbrññ, edyceśn n oṗtyṇtiz, n I hv bn hyjli forćṇt ɖt in mî ces ɖz hv léd m t mc dsiźnz I valy. Hu z t se I wd’nt hv md difṛnt ćôsz in smwn els’z śuz.

Trnzletñ ɖs t ɖ ćôs nt t tec ɖ vaxīn, hvr, I fînd mî peśns wẹrñ ʈin. I ʈnc ɖs z fr a numbr v rīznz. Īvn f y r nt wurid abt yr ǒn risc fṛm Covid, y canot nǒ ɖ risc v ɖ ppl intu huz fesz y me cof; ɖr z a denjṛs n slfiś elimnt t ɖs ɖt I fînd hard t stuṃc.

Sm v mî fṛstreśn z d’rectd upwdz, at ɖ flegṛnt misinḟmeśn fluṛśñ in srtn plesz n ɖ utrli wǒfl xampl ɖt ǎr līdrz cntiny t set. I hv nvr hŕd a rīzn nt t tec ɖ vaxīn ɖt I hv agrìd wɖ. Most v ol, hvr, I am nǎ bìtn bac, xōstd, wòrn dǎn bî ɖ cntinẏs strīm v ppl ɖt w batl t trīt ẃn ɖe hv conśsli pást p ɖ oṗtyṇti t sev ɖmslvz. It dz mc m angri.

Dspt ɖs, I fînd ɖ îdīa v NHS n cer staf biyñ forst t b vax̣netd vri dificlt. I nǒ ɖt it z ɖ rît ǎtcm, bt I dslîc ɖ mīnz v brññ it abt. It z increḍbl t m ɖt ɖr z so mć añzayti n fōlshd arnd ɖt ɖs cd poṣbli b nesṣri aftr ɖ yir w hv ol witnist. Hǎ stroñ z ɖ hold ɖt ɖs inḟmeśn hz on ppl ɖt it ǎtweiz raṣ́nl ʈt?

Mbi it’s jst ɖt uɖrz hv nt sìn ẃt I hv rīsntli, or d nt b’liv it, bt īvn nǎ w hv nrsz on ǎr Covid word hu hv nt bn vax̣netd. I jst hop ɖt w d’nt end p luzñ yt mor staf.

Funḍmnṭli ɖo, fr m, it cmz dǎn t ɖs. I c’nt ʈnc v a sngl ces ofhand v a prsn hu wz prīvịsli fit n hlʈi hu hz endd p nīdñ intnsiv cer aftr biyñ fŭli vax̣netd. It me nt stop y fṛm caćñ Covid. Bt it cn sev yr lîf ẃn y d.

• Ɖ raitr z an NHS rspiṛtricnsultnt hu wrcs acrs a numbr v hospitlz

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