Is this a refreshing attempt at honesty or a frightening look at the new dystopian reality? The media-o-sauras wants everyone to get The Jab™ in the name of public health; even it kills you, and it might, according to the media.
In a piece titled, “Why most people who now die with Covid in England have had a vaccination” and subtitled “Don’t think of this as a bad sign, it’s exactly what’s expected from an effective but imperfect jab,” the increased potential for your impending doom as a result of The Jab is not only not concerning, it’s normal.
You will getvaccinated. It might kill you, but if it doesn’t, there’s a good chance you’ll catch COVID and die from that.
The vaccines are not perfect. PHE estimates two-dose effectiveness against hospital admission with the Delta infections at around 94%. We can perhaps assume there is at least 95% protection against Covid-19 death, which means the lethal risk is reduced to less than a twentieth of its usual value.
The Guardian seems to think that these are better odds than doing nothing but not on this side of the pond. Here in New Hampshire, if you are of working age or younger, you have a 99.8-99.9% chance of “survival” with no treatment, and that means a few mild symptoms. Hospitalization is rare.
But if you get the shot, you’ve got a 94% chance of not being hospitalized? Oh, and then there’s that headline.
MailOnline headline on 13 June read: “Study shows 29% of the 42 people who have died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations.” In Public Health England’s technical briefing on 25 June, that figure had risen to 43% (50 of 117), with the majority (60%) having received at least one dose.
It could sound worrying that the majority of people dying in England with the now-dominant Delta (B.1.617.2) variant have been vaccinated. Does this mean the vaccines are ineffective? Far from it, it’s what we would expect from an effective but imperfect vaccine, a risk profile that varies hugely by age and the way the vaccines have been rolled out.
Bugger off wanker! And that goes for JoeBama’s vaccine doorknokers, as well.