Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.
Fodder for news bites to mislead with bad logic and bad analysis. Perfect for those who wish to make a case against the Trump vaccines (count me out on that one). But it has some significance.
No matter what: eat well, exercise every day, get beneficial sunlight every day, and get off Facebook and Instragram and their ilk and the “news”—terrible for your mental health.
By Ivan Pentchoukov, 2021-10-05
The number of cases in Vermont is at a record level, hospitalizations are close to the records made last winter, and the state recorded the deadliest day and the second deadliest month of the pandemic in September.
...More than 69 percent of Vermont’s population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sept. 24, according to the CDC, far above the national rate of 56 percent.
The state recorded the highest rate of hospitalizations per 100,000 residents on Sept. 30, breaching a record set on Jan. 31, 2020. Eight people reportedly died of the CCP virus in Vermont on Sept. 13, the highest total recorded in the state so far.
In late August, four of ten cases of COVID-19 in Vermont were among vaccinated people, according to a letter signed by 90 employees of the Vermont Health Department, including state Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso.
WIND: those numbers say that on average, the vaccinated are MORE likely to be infected (69% vaccinated yet a whopping 40% of the cases)*. But it doesn’t tell you all sorts of critically informative context: health status, age, medical conditions, time since vaccination, severity of disease, where the infections are occurring, etc. So it is fake news that is also true.
The data doesn’t tell us how many people with natural immunity are reinfected vs those that are vaccinated. This is public health authority malfeasance, presumably not done because it would hurt the propaganda narrative. But more likely it is just insitutional incompetence.
We have a pandemic of the vaccinated in certain segments of the population. But the feckless public health authorities do not give us any real insight, and work hard to provide manure-grade GIGO data that would flunk a 1st-year medical student for sloppy work. The quality and stratification and analysis of the data has all the intellectual and olfactory appeal of hurricane over a pig-farm fecal lagoon. Any anyone who denies that is either a jackass or a propagandist. Medical experts come to mind.
What is likely going on is that the most at risk and thus those vaccinated early and least likely to respond with a robust immune response are getting hit hard. Some (many?) vaccinated people drop their guard, become infected spreaders of COVID, get hospitalized from COVID, and die from COVID. And infect other vaccinated and non-vaccinated people alike. By now it really does look like a pandemic of the vaccinated, as the numbers in the article strongly suggest.
If only aholes like your author were all vaccinated (I have presumed natural immunity), all this would stop, right?! Only medical experts and idiots believe that one. Let’s go Brandon.
The Trump vaccines never had any chance of stopping COVID. That was a fool’s idea for the gullible turned into propaganda. Bu to be clear: high-risk people should still get vaccinated, because the risk assessment looks strongly in favor of it. Everyone else—lots of shit kills people, including prescription drugs being the 3rd leading cause of death. Get over it! (the single-minded focus on single-cause mortality with policies about it causing all other sorts of major health problems and deaths).
* We would hope for near-zero infections among the vaccinated, were the vaccines more than short-term prophylactics. But as a though problem: assuming the vaccinated gain no immunity (false), then just by simple math we’d expect that 69/100 cases would be vaccinated and 31/100 cases would be the unvaxxed. Of course in the real work, people who are vaxxed drop precautions and go get infected and become spreaders. And the elderly/infirm in shared living facilities can all infect each other, what with masking (as actually done in practice) being nearly worthless.