As parents across America are preparing to send their kids back to school for the first somewhat normal school year in a year-and-a-half, Democrats remain hell-bent on ensuring that absolutely nothing about our lives returns to normal.
In Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is committed to giving citizens a choice to wear face masks or take a COVID jab, teachers and administrators are making kids returning to school feel like bad citizens for the crime of coming into contact with someone who may have been near someone with COVID. In addition, they’re isolating kids with zero COIVD symptoms and shaming unvaccinated kids.
On social media, horrible comments are being made by self-appointed vaccination shamers under posts by friends or family who’ve either been infected by COVID or have lost a loved one to the CCP virus. This tweet by pro-vaxxer “Ray Kooyenga” says it all:
Now, after promising the COVID vaccine would make it possible for life to return to normal, reports are beginning to surface about the alarming rate of vaccinated citizens who are still getting the virus.
Bloomberg News reports – Anecdotes tell us what the data can’t: Vaccinated people appear to be getting the coronavirus at a surprisingly high rate. But exactly how often isn’t clear, nor is it certain how likely they are to spread the virus to others.
Though it is evident vaccination still provides powerful protection against the virus, there’s growing concern that vaccinated people may be more vulnerable to serious illness than previously thought.
“We have to be humble about what we do know and what we don’t know,” said Tom Frieden, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the head of the nonprofit Resolve to Save Lives. “There are a few things we can say definitively. One is that this is a hard question to address.”
One of the best-known outbreaks among vaccinated people occurred in the small beach town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, as thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated alike gathered on dance floors and at house parties over the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate the holiday — and what seemed like a turning point in the pandemic. About three-fourths of the 469 infections were among vaccinated people.
In Israel, CNBC reported that a new report from the country’s Health Ministry reveals Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective, where the delta variant is the dominant strain.
Case studies and data from some states in the U.S. have similarly shown an increase in breakthrough cases over time. But with the delta variant also on the rise, it’s difficult to tell whether waning immunity to any type of coronavirus infection is to blame or if the vaccinations are particularly ineffective against the delta variant. It could be both, of course. Changing behavior among vaccinated people could be a factor, too, as they return to social gatherings and travel and dining indoors.
Authors of a CDC case study said this might mean that they were just as likely to transmit Covid-19 as the unvaccinated. Even so, they cautioned, as more people are vaccinated, it’s natural that they would also account for a larger share of Covid-19 infections and this one study was not sufficient to draw any conclusions. The incident prompted the CDC to reverse a recommendation it had issued just a few weeks earlier and once again urge the vaccinated to mask up in certain settings.
All that said, some facts are well established at this point. Vaccinated people infected with the virus are much less likely to need to go to the hospital, much less likely to need intubation, and much less likely to die from the illness. There’s no doubt that vaccines provide significant protection. But a large proportion of the nation — almost 30% of U.S. adults — have not been vaccinated, a fact that has conspired with the highly contagious delta variant to push the country into a new wave of outbreaks.
“The big picture here is that the vaccines are working and the reason for the spike in the U.S. is we have too little vaccine uptake,” Frieden said.
Yesterday, we reported about the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine only one month after Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla admitted that the efficacy rate is dropping for patients who received their second COVID jab.
The effectiveness of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine steadily declines over time, dropping to about 84% for vaccinated people about four to six months after getting their second dose, according to CEO Albert Bourla.
The comments, made on Wednesday on CNBC’s “The Exchange,” are based on the findings of a new company-funded study that has yet to be peer reviewed. It comes as the drugmaker clashes with U.S. health officials over the need for a third Covid vaccine dose to boost immunity protection.
The study found the vaccine’s effectiveness was strongest, at 96.2%, between one week and two months after receiving the second dose. It declined an average of 6% every two months, according to the study, which signed up more than 44,000 people across the U.S. and other countries. The efficacy after “four to six months was approximately 84%,” Bourla said.
Meanwhile, scientists and “experts” are ignoring the fact that millions of Americans have already been infected with COVID and have natural immunity to the virus.
Why is no one talking about the efficacy of natural immunity vs. the vaccination?
Why is so much emphasis being placed on the alarming drop in the efficacy of the COVID shot while ignoring the efficacy of our natural immunity to the CCP virus?
It’s almost like “health experts,” and vaccine manufacturers want us to believe that taking a shot with a proven drastic drop in efficacy is the only option to ending the pandemic while ignoring natural immunity to the CCP virus or less costly therapeutics that have been proven to effectively treat the Chinese coronavirus.