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Covid Symptoms Vaccinated Vs Unvaccinated

Covid Symptoms Vaccinated Vs Unvaccinated

Dr. Jesse O'Shea, an infectious disease physician, posted the below x-ray showing the difference between two of his patients; one with and one without the vaccination.  Very telling and compelling visuals, and we wanted to share.  To follow his page, please visit: 

"A Story of Two Chest X-Rays.” 

One patient with a vaccine and one patient without. 

The top picture is a 47-year-old man who received the Pfizer vaccine and developed COVID19 2 weeks after. He was overweight with a Body-Mass-Index of 29, but without any known comorbidities. He had a runny nose, mild body aches, and a mild cough. His chest X ray is relatively normal.

The bottom picture is a 50-year-old active female patient without obesity and was not on any medications. 

Her chest X-ray shows diffuse opacities, consolidations in both lungs with lung damage (all the fluffy white) and a pattern that looks like the worst feared complication of COVID19—acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She needed intubation, mechanical ventilation, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) – the most life support our healthcare system can offer.

The mRNA vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease and death— even with the Delta variant. The US hospital network's ICUs are starting to fill up with unvaccinated COVID19 patients again.

Covid Symptoms Vaccinated Vs Unvaccinated

Jesse O’Shea MD, MSc is a Yale and Emory University trained infectious disease and internal medicine physician. His writings about the humanities, global public health, and being on the frontlines of medicine have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Doximity, American Journal of Tropical Medicine, KevinMD, among other publications. He has spent the last decade deepening his understanding of the control of infectious disease and global health policy and is an advocate for narrative medicine.


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