The narrative that says the vaccinated are shielded from COVID infection, hospitalization, and death is undermined by observational evidence that says the opposite.

Many new studies and data analyses from across the world show that more vaccinated a region is, the more new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths there are.

COVID-19 infections

Data from 68 countries show that there appears to be “no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days” (Subramanian and Kumar, 2021). For example, countries with 75% vaccinated populations have higher infection rates than those with 10% vaccinated.

Image Source: Subramanian and Kumar, 2021

As of 2 September (2021), US counties with 0-5%, 5-10%, or 10-15% vaccinated all had lower new COVID case increases per 7 days than counties with 45-60% vaccinated. Four of the top 5 counties with the highest percentage of the population vaccinated (84-99.9%) were classified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as “High” transmission counties.

Image Source: Subramanian and Kumar, 2021

It should not be surprising that infectiveness has not been reduced with more vaccinations, as the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) effectiveness in preventing infection is just 39%. Effectiveness was advertised to be 96% when vaccines were first introduced.

Image Source: Subramanian and Kumar, 2021

A visual demonstration of vaccine effects can be observed with worldometers data. Notice that new cases begin rising soon after mass vaccination begins.

Image Source: worldometers

In the US, 80% of the country’s 5.6 million seniors eligible for Medicare (65+) were fully vaccinated as of August, 2021. But in the 6 months (February to August) it took for the percentage of 2-dose vaccination to rise from 0 to 80%,  71% of those testing positive for COVID were fully vaccinated (naturalnews.com).

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As early as July, data from Singapore, Iceland, Israel, and many other countries indicated that new infections were primarily in the vaccinated populations.

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Hospitalizations

Data out of Israel show that as of August, 59% of those hospitalized with COVID were fully vaccinated (Wadman, 2021).

Image Source: Wadman, 2021

In the UK (Wales), 80% of hospitalized COVID patients were fully vaccinated (September, 2021), whereas under 13% of the unvaccinated were. Interestingly, the BBC insists this does not mean vaccines are not highly effective in preventing hospitalization.

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Per a data analysis from the RioTimes, the vaccinated are 1.7 times more likely (2.9% vs. 1.7%) to be hospitalized than the unvaccinated.

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Deaths

As with new cases, the data show that in countries across the world death rates rise after mass vaccinations begin.

Image Source: worldometers

According to the UK government’s Public Health England, as the percentage of fully vaccinated UK citizens gradually rose from 0% to 75% from 1 February to 12 September (2021), 1,820 of 2,542 deaths monitored by PHE were in the fully vaccinated.

Image Source: Public Health England

Singapore is an interesting case study in vaccine effectiveness with regard to death prevention. Last year Singapore endured only 2 deaths from 14 June to 27 November. That’s 2 deaths in about 165 days. Of course, the country was 0% vaccinated during this period.

Image Source: worldometers

Now, with 80% of the country fully vaccinated, deaths have exploded to 8, 10, 11 per day. About 65% of these recent deaths are in the vaccinated.

Image Source: Channel News Asia

Image Source: The Straits Times

Outbreaks occur even with 96% fully vaccinated and wearing N-95 masks

A new study (Shitrit et al., 2021) “challenges the assumption that high universal vaccination rates will lead to herd immunity.”

Recently a COVID outbreak occurred in an Israeli hospital that involved 248 N-95 mask-wearing people; 238 (96.2%) of them were fully vaccinated.

Of the 42 COVID infections, 38 were in the fully vaccinated. One was partially vaccinated. The 3 unvaccinated cases were “mild” or asymptomatic. All 8 of the severely ill and all 5 of the deaths occurred in the fully vaccinated.

The limitations of COVID vaccines in preventing infection, hospitalization, and death appears to be vastly underreported in the mainstream media.

Image Source: Shitrit et al., 2021

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October 11, 2021