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Think Omicron is mild? Think again if you’re not vaccinated!

A new CDC study reports that unvaccinated adults are 23 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during Omicron wave than adults who were vaccinated and boosted, CDC study finds.

The Hill reports “unvaccinated adults were 23 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during the Omicron wave than adults who were vaccinated and boosted, according to a” study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC found:

  • by far the highest rates of cases and hospitalizations among unvaccinated people,
  • followed by vaccinated but not boosted people,
  • with vaccinated and boosted people having the most protection.”

The study also found that “hospitalizations were 5.3 times higher among the unvaccinated than vaccinated but not boosted.”

MedPage Today reports, “Overall, unvaccinated adults were more likely to

  • be hospitalized…,
  • admitted to an ICU…, and
  • require mechanical ventilation.”

Healio reports for the study, researchers “assessed COVID-19 incidence, hospitalization and mortality rates from Nov. 7, 2021, through Jan. 8, 2022” in Los Angeles County.

Both mRNA vaccines are now FDA approved. They are no longer “experimental.” If you’re eligible for the vaccine and are not yet vaccinated, let me once again encourage you to reconsider.

This blog was accurate as of the day of posting. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves and the scientific community’s understanding of the novel coronavirus and the COVID vaccine develops, the information above may have changed since it was last updated. While I aim to keep all of my blogs on COVID and the COVID vaccine up to date, please visit online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department to stay informed on the latest news.

© Copyright WLL, INC. 2022. This blog provides a wide variety of general health information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your regular physician. If you are concerned about your health, take what you learn from this blog and meet with your personal doctor to discuss your concerns.



  1. DLL says:

    What kind of Doctor are you? You have obviously done no research on the harm these jabs have done to adults and now children. Read Drs Peter McCullough Dr Mercola or even the inventor of the MRNA. People like you frighten me.

    • Hello DLL,

      Thanks for writing.

      As to what kind of doctor I am, well, I’m a follower of Jesus who just happens to be a board-certified family physician, educator, and medical journalist. My MD degree is from Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while my Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, was at the Duke University Medical Center, where I was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. I also completed a Queen’s Teaching Fellowship in Nottingham, England.

      I’ve practiced family medicine for over 40 years and have served as a visiting professor of family medicine at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa. As an author, I’ve written or co-written 41 books, over 1,100 medical and health articles in dozens of lay and medical publications, as well as over thirty medical textbook chapters.

      I’ve been named the Educator of the Year by the Christian Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians, as having been listed in The Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, Distinguished Physicians in America, Who’s Who in Medicine, and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World, and the International Health Professionals of the Year.

      I’m a past President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and have been named “Top Family Practitioner” by Colorado Magazine. I’ve been listed in the Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors, named a Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient of Marquis Who’s Who in America (less than 5% of Who’s Who in America listees are selected for this singular honor).

      I’ve been listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, named an International Health Professional of the Year, and was named an inaugural member of the Leading Educators of the World in the field of Family Medicine, was listed as an International Scientist of the Year and in The 2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

      So, that’s what kind of doctor I am.

      As to your accusation that I “have obviously done no research on the harm of these jabs,” this just tells me you have not read any of my past blogs on COVID and the COVID vaccines. Almost all cite peer-reviewed evidence and research and contain hyperlinks so that my readers can go to the original studies and look them over.

      I have extensively read the claims of multiple anti-vaxers including Drs. McCullough, Mercola, Tenpenny, Malone, Northrup, and Tapper. I’ve also read the conspiracy theories and anti-vax claims of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ty & Charlene Bollinger, Rizza Islam, Erin Elizabeth, Sayer Ji, Kelly Brogan, and Kevin Jenkins. They all seem sincere, but I believe that on most of their assertions they are sincerely wrong.

      My sense is that my take on the peer-reviewed medical evidence and research published on COVID and COIVD vaccines is espoused by the vast majority of medical professional organizations and practicing medical professionals.

      In my blogs, you’ll always get what I believe to be medically reliable, trustworthy, and evidence-based medical and health information. And when I write about spiritual things, that will be Biblically based.

      Obviously, folks who read the medical literature the way I do and those who agree with the anti-vaxers cannot both be right. Over time, one side will be proven correct. To that end, here’s my pledge: If future high-quality, reliable, peer-reviewed, evidence-based, scientific publications prove one of my assertions or recommendations wrong, you can be sure I’ll be the first to admit that and will do it publicly and in this blog.

      Time will tell.

      Dr. Walt

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