Utah hospitals are filling up, and more than 95% of the COVID patients weren’t vaccinated


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There are 231 Utahns hospitalized for COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health reported Tuesday — and a leading Utah doctor confirmed that most didn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine.

”The vast majority of the patients that are being admitted are in the unvaccinated population,” Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, an infectious diseases physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said in a COVID-19 community briefing Tuesday over Facebook Live. “From a caregiver’s standpoint, that’s just really disappointing, because these are preventable hospitalizations.”

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