URGENT: Five months = plunging COVID vaccine effectiveness
A new paper just out in the NEJM confirms human biology is the same everywhere.
The New England Journal of Medicine has just published a letter reporting that Covid vaccine protection among 19,000 healthcare workers in San Diego went from 94%+ March through June to 65% in July.
It also reported vaccinated and unvaccinated people were just about as likely to be symptomatic (which means they probably had similar viral loads and risks of spreading the illness - and so much for vaccines protecting people from symptomatic disease).
Worse, the 65% figure probably OVERSTATES real vaccine effectiveness, for three reasons:
1) It includes some people who were vaccinated in March and April and were still at or close to peak protection.
2) Healthcare workers are relatively young and healthy and thus more likely to have a strong immune response.
3) This included many people vaccinated with Moderna, which has a higher dose and thus may last slightly longer than Pfizer.
Boosters today, boosters tomorrow, boosters forever!
A great friend of mine calls himself “Pro-Science”. We had a lot of discussions last year since the beginning of the draconian lockdowns. He was begging me to stay at home and was proud that he was following all the “Science” guidance. I remember one of his FB posts when he was so proud of his parents for staying at home all the time. I deactivated my FB account for my mental health and then I lost contact a with him. My wife, however, is still very close to his wife.
My wife told me that his father died of Covid last weekend.
His wife posted in FB the post explaining the death of this father-in-law and how good person he was. At the beginning of the post, she explained that “despite being vaccinated and taken all precautions” his grandfather died of Covid after two “long” weeks in the ICU.
Interestingly at the end of her post in her last paragraph she recommends everyone to be vaccinated, wear masks and avoid indoor meetings.
No offense to her because I think she is a great woman, but it looks like even the death of loved one is still an OPPORTUNITY to preach the new gospel.
I think that this “Science” is a pseudo-religion.
I'm 73 years old and very healthy (no comorbities). Up until all of the lockdown fever started in my area late last winter I played hockey twice a week and tennis twice a week. Things have opened up again and now I can start to play again, I thought. It was announced today that I cannot play at my tennis club anymore or enter the skating rink unless I'm vaccinated.
I have been in very long and close contact in the past with a few people who tested positive 1 or 2 days after I had been with them and I've never noticed any symptoms. What my inept and gutless government is no doing to me is depriving me of what keeps me very fit and healthy.
I hope that they all pay a very big price for this, because it doesn't take any brains to see that this is all just political.