Auburn, New York – Auburn nursing home said the national group’s claim that the COVID-19 vaccine could kill some residents is “blatantly false”.
A website post published Sunday by the Ron Paul Institute suggests that there is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine could cause 24 deaths at The Commons on St. Anthony. The Syracuse.com story, published on Saturday, reported an outbreak of COVID-19 in a 300-bed nursing home, 137 people were infected with 24 deaths. The Syracuse.com story also reports that the nursing home, which operated The Loretto started vaccination against the virus for its residents.
The nursing home said the group̵7;s claims were misleading.The outbreak began before vaccination was available and some residents who died were not vaccinated.
Ron Paul Institute’s post says:
“Things seem to work back at The Commons in St Anthony’s nursing home in Auburn, New York. Getting vaccinated people should reduce or put an end to coronavirus deaths, right? But at The Commons, the deaths were reported only after villagers started getting coronavirus vaccination. “
Loretto official Julie Sheedy said the website was spreading “dangerously false and misleading information”.
She said the nursing home outbreak began in December, prior to the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the first residents tested positive on Dec. 16, and additional outbreaks were confirmed to date. Dec. 21, Sheedy said nursing homes began vaccinating residents Dec. 22.
“We hope the vaccine will be available faster to help prevent the devastation caused by this virus,” Sheedy said. We hope the community will know not to trust uncensored information, whether it be on the web, social media, or in-person hearing. ”
The first death toll from COVID-19 at a nursing home was reported Dec. 29 by the Cayuga County Health Department, Sheedy said, some residents who had died had been vaccinated. But didn’t say how many people
“Considering the incubation period we know of this virus, our facilities were affected prior to the vaccination,” she said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it takes the body a few weeks to build immunity against COVID-19 after vaccination.The Covid-19 vaccine requires two doses, approximately four weeks apart, the CDC said, a possibility. It is possible to have someone infected with COVID-19 and become sick after being vaccinated if the vaccine does not have time to provide protection.
The site is named after former congressman, presidential candidate and physician Ron Paul, known from a conservative and liberal perspective. Posts on the website were widely shared on social media by some anti-vaccination groups.
Conservative TV host Laura Inggraham also spoke about the Auburn nursing home outbreak on her Fox News program Monday night. “Why is the coronavirus outbreak dead at the home?” So an elderly person then matches the vaccine distribution, ”she said, with a screenshot of the Syracuse.com story behind it.
Ingraham then interviewed Dr. Harvey Risch, a Yale epidemiologist, said the Covid-19 vaccine was effective in protecting people from the illness and death of Covid-19, but did not prevent people who received the vaccine from spreading the virus to others.
The number of Covid-19 deaths at The Commons rose to 32 as of Monday, according to state data.
Cayuga region was impacted by COVID-19 after Thanksgiving. The county’s total number of Covid-19 deaths rose from 13 on Dec. 21 to 58 on Tuesday.
The Cayuga district had 3,924 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Tuesday, that number has more than doubled over the past three weeks.
James T. Mulder covers health and higher education. Have a news tip? Contact him at (315) 470-2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org