NRK correspondent Veronica Westrin has been fully vaccinated in Washington, DC. It was her husband Gunnar Wasje Simonson, but both she and the children were found to have corona.
– It was a little scary, but everything is going so well that it looks like we’re getting out of it. But Westrin says in a phone call from the US capital that this shows how important it is for everyone who is vaccinated to take it.
It was only last week that the husband realized the symptoms of corona – the whole family tested themselves and she and the children got positive test results. Vaccinated Westrin also escaped.
– Children have common symptoms that they want to get, such as very mild reactions such as runny nose.
Moved down to the basement
Westrin has an eight-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son.
Since she was the only one in the family who was not infected, it was only natural for Westrin to stay away from the rest of the family.
– I kept my distance, slept in the basement, and used masks when I was around them.
Although both her husband and Westrin were vaccinated earlier this year, they continued to follow infection control rules and tried to be careful.
They were vaccinated with Pfizer, which had an efficacy rate of 91.3 percent.
– We hope that if this virus comes, we will not get seriously ill precisely because we are vaccinated. But we were still vulnerable – so it is important for us to remain vigilant.
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The United States is one of the worst affected countries by the corona – and more than half a million Americans have lost their lives to the epidemic.
Every day, two to three million vaccines are placed around American hospitals, pharmacies, mass vaccination halls, and doctors’ offices.
This has yielded quick results, and 43 percent of Americans have now received the first dose of the vaccine, and 38 percent of adults over the age of 18 have been fully vaccinated.
Nevertheless, researchers believe it 70-85 percent Americans Must be immune to stop the spread of the virus. That’s why Westrin believes it is so important that as many people as possible are vaccinated.
– I do not understand why people do not want to be vaccinated. It is safe and effective, even though my husband was diagnosed with corona, we do not know how he would have behaved if he had not been vaccinated.
Again, this shows how important it is for people to get vaccinated accurately to prevent serious disease and prevent it from spreading. The more people who get vaccinated, the more successful we will be in building immunity and fighting the virus. I would definitely encourage everyone to get vaccinated.