Are vaccinations failing? Not really…

Please be aware this article is not a pro or anti vaccination article

Whilst the idea of vaccine passports and forced vaccinations go against what we believe. We also need to follow the science on what is going on.

Data is king when looking at things objectively and whilst much reporting on COVID is skewed, digging through the observable data is very important to see how we are getting on.

This is an ongoing experiment and we need to look at both the good as well as the bad.

The linked article at the bottom of this page was a response to an Alex Berensen article where the independent COVID analysist argued that the vaccine was failing us. It is a very good read and I have just commented on some info that it has brought to light.

The article addresses the following.

“In a recent article, US author and independent covid analyst, Alex Berenson, argued that covid vaccines are failing and have already lost much of their effectiveness. He arrives at this conclusion because of the strong increase in covid infections and the increase in hospitalizations in multiple countries hit by the Indian coronavirus variant.”

The article goes on to say that his analysis is, not correct.

The article reminds us that the vaccine trials were for; “It is important to recall that vaccine trials were not designed to measure effectiveness against covid infections, but against “symptomatic covid”.

An example of where early vaccinations worked best was in countries that vaccinated prior to the British variant arriving in spring, such as Switzerland.

The image below shows that the over 60 year old hospitalisation rates dropped as compared to the orange line (being the 40-59 age group) this being despite infection rates being just as high.

It is also clear that in Israel, hospitalisations from infections are much less likely. The chances of developing severe COVID dropped from 4% down to 1.4%

“In June and July, the Indian variant (Delta) started to hit European countries and drive infections up again: first in the UK, Russia, Portugal and Israel, and then in other European countries and the USA. Due to several key mutations in the spike protein, the Indian variant achieves partial immune escape and therefore lowers vaccine effectiveness somewhat (as do the Brazilian and S. African variants).

However, even against the Indian variant, covid vaccines continue to remain quite effective in preventing hospitalization and death: in countries with a low vaccination rate, such as Russia and several Asian countries (e.g. Indonesia), covid deaths driven by the Indian variant have already reached all-time records, whereas in countries with a high vaccination rate (e.g. the UK, Israel and Portugal), hospitalizations and deaths have remained at a very low level see chart below”

Delta variant covid deaths in Russia (low vaccination rate) vs. UK, Israel and Portugal (high vaccination rate) (OWD) Actual Russian covid deaths are about four times higher than the official figures shown above.

So the Vaccine has not stopped infections but reduced how severe the infextion can become and therefore saving lives. It is more thsan obvious now that the vaccine is not really a vaccine but a treatment to give you a better chance of survival but this in itself has challenges that the article below explains very well

“Vaccine failure”? Not really.

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