From the start, they lied about the "pandemic of the unvaccinated"
No surprise here, but more evidence is always nice. This time it comes from the state of Maryland.
In summer 2021, Democratic politicians and public health bureaucrats insisted only unvaccinated people were being hospitalized with or dying from Covid.
“This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on July 16, 2021.
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“Unvaccinated Americans account for virtually all recent COVID-19 hospitalizations,” Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, told NPR the same day.
“It’s really an outbreak among the unvaccinated,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci told CNN nine days later.
No wonder that on Sept. 9, President Biden announced, “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated” as he promised “a new plan to require more Americans to be vaccinated.”
Require? Yep, require.
After all, it was a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Only it wasn’t.
Not even then.
As early as June 2021 - less than six months after mRNA jabs began, less than five months after anyone could be considered fully vaccinated - a significant fraction of people hospitalized with Covid had been jabbed.
These days, of course, almost everyone hospitalized for Covid has been jabbed, though the figures are tough to come by. They’re buried deep on state health department Websites or in Excel files that must be downloaded and examined.
But they’re not impossible to find. The media simply refused to report them, because they would have raised questions about how well the shots worked.
From time to time, though, they pop up. A reader directed me to the state of Maryland’s Website. Unusually, Maryland openly reveals the actual number of hospitalizations by vaccination status - rather than a “rate ratio” that depends on several dubious assumptions.
The Maryland data could not be clearer. Nearly everyone who has been hospitalized for the last year has been vaccinated. The jabs have failed.
(Yellow wins, vaccines lose)
But that’s not the (most) interesting fact on this graph. Unless you’ve been asleep the last 18 months, you already knew the vaccines do not work about Omicron.
The most interesting fact is when they started to fail:
Yes, in July 2021, as the United States government told Americans that two mRNA shots provided near-total protection from Covid, more than one in five people hospitalized with Covid in Maryland was “fully vaccinated.” (In June the figure was 18 percent.)
Did public health officials like Dr. Fauci know the real numbers?
If not, they should have. After all, the National Institutes of Health - where Dr. Fauci worked for more than 40 years - is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Worse, Maryland’s 20 percent “fully vaccinated” hospitalization figure for July 2021 is a significant underestimate, since Maryland systematically misclassified vaccinated people as unvaccinated.
This is not a conspiracy theory. As Maryland itself explains:
Identification of post-vaccination infections requires that vaccination data be reported to the state immunization registry and… be matched to the SARS-CoV-2 test result. Therefore, post-vaccination infections may be undercounted.
This problem was not unique to Maryland, or 2021.
Every state had and has a similar issue. As Massachusetts put it last year: The number of cases in vaccinated people may be undercounted due to.... an inability to match records across systems.
Other countries were more careful, classifying people as unknown when their vaccination status was, well, unknown.
But then the United States has always reported Covid data in a way designed to make the mRNA shots look as good as possible. It only classifies people as “vaccinated” two weeks after their second mRNA shot.
This artifice hides the fact that real-world data shows people are MORE likely to contract Covid for weeks after the first shot. No other drug has its effectiveness counted only during the period when it is most likely to work.
Finally, states overestimated the total number of people who received vaccines and in some cases reported more than 100 percent vaccine coverage. This error might sound trivial. In fact, it is crucial, because many states hide the raw numbers for hospitalizations and deaths by vaccine status and instead provide “age-adjusted rate ratios.”
But those ratios depend on accurate estimates of the number of unjabbed people. If 300 vaccinated die of Covid out of 1 million, compared to 50 out of 50,000 unvaccinated, the vaccines will seem quite effective (even though more vaccinated people have died).
But if even 10 percent of the people reported as vaccinated actually are not, then real figures are 300 out of 900,000 vaccinated compared to 50 out of 150,000 unvaccinated. In that case, exactly the same proportion of vaccinated and unvaccinated people have died.
The numbers I’ve used are fictional, but the problem is real. And vaccine advocates, at least the smarter ones, are well aware of all these issues.
But they don’t care, because every one works the same way, to make the vaccines appear more effective.
They just figure you won’t invest the time or energy to understand all the ways they’re lying.
And that’s the most arrogant attitude of all.