GT Online: NEJM Study Showed Symptomatic Cases Increased by Almost 19 Times Among Vaccinated While Only 3 Times Among Unvaccinated from June to July
Written/Translated by: Sister Karamazov
Data source: J. Keehner, et al., <Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Highly Vaccinated Health System Workforce>, The New England Journal of Medicine, September 1, 2021, Table 1
On September 1st, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article called “Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Highly Vaccinated Health System Workforce”. This study tracked the CCP virus cases vs vaccination status among University of California San Diego Health workforce from March to July 2021, and found that there was an explosion of delta variant infections in July, especially among the vaccinated, “data suggest that vaccine effectiveness against any symptomatic disease is considerably lower against the delta variant and may wane over time since vaccination”. Specifically:
- There was a sudden explosion of symptomatic cases from June to July among the vaccinated (mainly delta variant), from 5 to 94 cases, with an increase of almost 19 times! However, the symptomatic cases among the unvaccinated only increased from 10 to 31 cases (an increase of around 3 times) from June to July.
- By July 2021, percentage of cases among fully vaccinated workers is 75.2%, which is not much different from percentage of fully vaccinated workers – 83.1%. If the vaccine is truly helpful (and we ignore the potential side effects, which are a lot, for now), percentage of cases among fully vaccinated workers should be significantly lower than the percentage of fully vaccinated workers. But 75.2% is not that different from 83.1%. This shows that vaccine cannot prevent you from catching the virus.
- Regarding the symptoms among the infected workers, it doesn’t look like there is statistically significant difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated: according to the study, “Symptoms were present in 109 of the 130 fully vaccinated workers (83.8%) and in 80 of the 90 unvaccinated workers (88.9%)”, and I don’t think 83.8% vs 88.9% is very different. So this shows that vaccine cannot prevent symptoms of showing once contracted the virus either.
To summarize, what we can deduct from the data is that vaccines can hardly lower your chance of catching CCP virus (mainly Delta variant), nor can it prevent symptoms once contracting the virus. Normal people would conclude that vaccines are basically no good, but it is astonishing that after all the data analysis in the study, the article came up with a conclusion that “our findings underline the importance of” “continued efforts to increase vaccinations, as strategies to prevent avoidable illness and deaths”. Excuse me?
To make matters worse, this article mentioned “if our findings on waning immunity are verified in other settings, booster doses may be indicated”. Now that the previous 2 vaccines are useless and even harmful due to numerous side effects, what makes these “experts” think the third shot would work? CCP virus is RNA virus, which is very unstable and mutate very fast, massive vaccination will trigger and expedite immune escape and generate more vaccine resistant mutants.
It is worth mentioning that same data can lead to different interpretations and therefore different conclusions, as shown in this vivid example. The trick being played here is that these authoritative organizations such as NEJM monopolizes the interpretation narrative and therefore generate misleading conclusions. With the help of mainstream media who basically knows nothing or pretends to know nothing, the misinterpreted results will be spread out and I doubt many people will have patience or time to go back and check the original data source. Everyone has a right to explore, investigate and interpret original data, not only the authoritative organizations. Otherwise it’s very easy to be tricked and misled by second-hand “misinterpretation” of data.
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s own)