- “Fully vaccinated” account for 82% of Illinois public high school’s COVID cases
LifeSiteNews reports that 82% of the COVID cases in Illinois high schools were fully-vaccinated.
Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of September 9, with 14 cases coming from individuals who have been fully jabbed.
The public school, located just outside the city of Chicago, lists on its COVID dashboard 79% of students as fully jabbed and 88% of teachers and staff fully inoculated. At least 11 cases are students and four are employees, but the breakdown of vaccinated individuals is not provided.
Illinois Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker has mandated all school staff receive the jab as a condition of employment. College students must also get jabbed.
While K-12 students are not required to get vaccinated in the Land of Lincoln, the high school has encouraged its enrollees to get jabbed.
“Earlier in the pandemic, the overall target for approaching herd immunity was 70% of our population fully vaccinated,” the school said. “However, the Delta variant has changed the equation. According to our most recent guidance, we should aim for a fully vaccinated rate of closer to 90% or higher.”
It has also hosted jab clinics for teachers and staff and asked everyone to submit inoculation proof, though it is not yet mandatory.
LifeSiteNews emailed OPRF on September 14 but did not receive a response to questions. LifeSite asked communications director Karin Sullivan and communications coordinator Jackie McGoey if they could confirm the infection data and if they had any comment on the infections among fully jabbed students and staff.
(Read more at LifeSiteNews for correlations to UK and Israeli studies)
If the initial projections had been correct, herd immunity would have been reached with 70% vaccination
The fact that people can catch, transmit, and die from COVID-19 (maybe better described as COVID-1984) after getting the vaccine argues strongly against getting the vaccine. The additional heart inflammation risks associated with the vaccination (refer to article #7 in this post, since WordPress cannot handle stable in-file links) really brings this business into question.
- Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates
The Associated Press let it slip that a COVID surge has occurred despite high rates of citizens being fully-vaccinated.
Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is.
Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get the shots. Health care workers are coping with pent-up demand for other kinds of care that had been delayed by the pandemic.
“I think it’s clearly frustrating for all of us,” said Michael Pieciak, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation who monitors COVID-19 statistics for the state. “We want kids to be safe in school, we want parents not to have to worry about their child’s education and health.”
Even though parts of New England are seeing record case counts, hospitalizations and deaths that rival pre-vaccine peaks, largely among the unvaccinated, the region hasn’t seen the impact the delta variant wave has wrought on other parts of the country.
According to statistics from The Associated Press, the five states with the highest percentage of a fully vaccinated population are all in New England, with Vermont leading, followed by Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. New Hampshire is 10th.
According to the AP data, full vaccination rates across the six New England states range from a high of 69.4% in Vermont to 61.5% in New Hampshire.
Despite the relatively high vaccination rates — the U.S. as a whole is averaging 55.5% — there are still hundreds of thousands of people across the region who, for one reason or another, remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to infection.
Now, a Rhode Island official said he didn’t think the 70% vaccination goal, once touted as the level that would help end the pandemic in the state, is enough.
“What we’ve learned with delta and looking beyond delta, is because that’s where our focus is as well, to really reach those levels of vaccination, to give you that true population level protection, you need to be in excess of 90%,” said Tom McCarthy, the executive director of the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Response Unit.
“We have it in our power to end this needless suffering and heartbreak; a way to protect our health and that of the people we love; a way to give our heroic doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals a much-needed break; a way to protect our children – please get vaccinated today,” Maine’s Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said recently.
Yet the head of UMass Memorial Health, the largest health system in central Massachusetts, said recently that regional hospitals were seeing nearly 20 times more COVID-19 patients than in June and there isn’t an ICU bed to spare.
In Connecticut, the Legislature just extended the governor’s emergency powers to make it easier to cope with the latest wave of the pandemic.
Case counts in Vermont, which has continually boasted about high vaccination and low hospitalization and death rates, are the highest during the pandemic. Hospitalizations are approaching the pandemic peak from last winter and September was Vermont’s second-deadliest month during the pandemic.
On Sept. 22, Maine had nearly 90 people in intensive care units, a pandemic peak for the state. Maine also recently passed 1,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Dr. Gretchen Volpe, an infectious disease specialist at the 48-bed York Hospital in Maine, said the delta surge has made it harder to find care for patients who need more assistance.
(Read about the national issues and responses in Vermont at the Associated Press)
Biden told us a lie when he said that “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
If the vaccinated are catching and dying of COVID, then this is not a pandemic of the unvaccinated.
- Former CDC Director gives alarming statistic on fully-vaccinated COVID deaths
Townhall comments on some alarming COVID statistics among the fully-vaccinated.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News Monday afternoon, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said that more than 40 percent of people who have recently died from Wuhan coronavirus in Maryland were fully vaccinated.
“A lot of times people may feel it’s a rare event that fully vaccinated people die. I happen to be the senior advisor to Governor Hogan in the state of Maryland. In the last 6-8 weeks, more than 40 percent of people who died in Maryland were fully vaccinated,” Redfield said, responding to the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
At the time of his death from virus complications, Powell was also fighting a blood cancer that lowers the ability to stave off infection. According to the Maryland Department of Health, 65.7 percent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated.
(View their video and read a quote from the Wall Street Journal at Townhall)
Forty percent. Tell me which of ABC, NBC, or CBS told us about 40% of hospitalized COVID patients being fully-vaccinated
If you post a link to the recording of the evening news broadcast that announced 40% or more of the COVID patients being fully-vaccinated, I will do my best to publicize the newly-discovered truthfulness of the main stream media. I will put it on Twitter, Parler, MeWe, and every other social media outlet I can access. However, if nobody can, I will also do the same.
- “Fully vaccinated” were the majority of COVID deaths in Sweden, UK in September
LifeSiteNews tells us that the majority of COVID deaths in Britain and Sweden were fully-vaccinated.
“Fully vaccinated” people accounted for the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in Sweden and the U.K. last month, government data has revealed, amid a rise in breakthrough cases and deaths in other Western countries.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden reported earlier this month that 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths between September 1-24 occurred in the “fully vaccinated,” according to Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Sweden recorded around 130 fatal COVID cases during that timeframe.
“It is still mainly about the elderly, but vaccine experts still see a tendency towards declining vaccine protection in Sweden,” Svenska Dagbladet said.
Possible reasons for the uptick in vaccinated deaths include “that it has now been quite a while since the oldest ones were vaccinated, that the vaccine coverage has increased, that the restrictions have been eased, and that the Delta strain has taken over,” microbiology researcher Farshid Jalalvand told the paper.
Sweden’s death numbers crashed after health officials scaled back restrictions at the beginning of June, however, with virtually no COVID fatalities reported in the Scandinavian country throughout July and August. Deaths began to climb again by mid-September, by which time nearly 75 percent of Swedes older than 16 were “fully vaccinated.”
Despite Sweden’s mass vaccination campaign, the recent surge in infections has led to the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Swedish senior care residents since February.
New testing protocol announced by Swedish authorities last week may make breakthrough cases less of a factor in future data reporting in any case. On Thursday, the Public Health Agency announced that “fully vaccinated” people with coronavirus symptoms will be exempt from testing requirements, days after the agency revealed the spike in post-vaccination COVID deaths.
UK: 70% of COVID deaths were ‘fully vaccinated’
Recent data published by British health authorities indicated a similar breakthrough surge in the U.K.
A report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) published October 7 noted that most British COVID-19 deaths in September were among the “fully vaccinated,” as were most hospitalizations. The U.K. has a nearly identical vaccination rate to Sweden’s.
Between September 6 and October 3, 70 percent of deadly COVID cases occurred in the fully-jabbed, according to the UKHSA data, with 2,281 deaths in “fully vaccinated” people and just 611 in the unvaccinated within 28 days of a positive test. Partially vaccinated people accounted for 98 deaths.
(Read more at LifeSiteNews about deaths among the multiply vaccinated)
Thankfully, the British press does expose a degree of the problem
Again and again, America finds itself beholden to foreign press outlets (like those in Canada, Britain, Australia, and Europe) for accurate news (as opposed to the bilge produced by the liberal American press).
- Data shows increase of vaccinated people among hospitalized Marylanders
Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL points out how 40% of the hospitalized Marylanders have been fully-vaccinated.
While state data shows the vast majority of Marylanders currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, the percentage of people fully vaccinated is ticking upward.
Infections, illness and hospitalizations are increasing rapidly among fully vaccinated people, according to data from the Maryland Department of Health and new research.
Some experts said it’s time to reframe thinking that the vaccine likely won’t prevent you from ever getting sick, but it will probably keep you out of the hospital and almost certainly prevent you from dying.
“It’s scary, very scary. You think you’re safe, but you’re not,” said Deborah Hernandez, of Baltimore County.
Hernandez got her second dose of the Moderna vaccine in the beginning of February. Seven months later, she got COVID-19.
“I was pretty surprised to say the least,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez was at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital on Tuesday for a two-hour infusion with monoclonal antibodies. She’s worried about long-COVID and passing the virus on to her grandchildren, especially since she had been so vigilant already.
“Just because I have been cautious throughout — not going to restaurants and avoiding big crowds — it just kind of took me by surprise,” Hernandez said.
Health experts said this is the reality of the outbreak this September. While it remains rare for somebody who’s fully vaccinated to die from COVID-19, it is no longer rare for the fully vaccinated to get sick — and sick enough to be hospitalized.
Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman said it’s likely a combination of waning vaccine efficacy and the rise of the delta variant.
“Because delta spreads more easily and causes more severe disease, we do see some hospitalizations,” Kalyanaraman said.
Over the past three months in Anne Arundel County, about 30% of the people hospitalized with COVID-19 are fully vaccinated.
There’s a similar timeframe and trend in neighboring Howard County, where health officials said roughly 30% to 40% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 are fully vaccinated.
(Read more at WBAL to get the illogical statements of people telling you to get vaccinated)
Also, I tip my hat to the small-town outlets who report on the facts
Here, just as the former CDC director observed that 40% of COVID patients were fully-vaccinated, a local news outlet bucked the trend and reported that 40% of Marylanders hospitalized with COVID were fully-vaccinated. Thank God for truthful people who remain in journalism.
- NIH Admits to Funding Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan, Says EcoHealth Violated Reporting Requirements
National Review reports that Dr. Fauci lied again and Senator Paul was correct: the NIH has confirmed that gain of function research was paid for with taxpayer dollars at the Wuhan lab.
A top NIH official admitted in a Wednesday letter that U.S. taxpayers funded gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan and revealed that EcoHealth Alliance, the U.S. non-profit that funneled NIH money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was not transparent about the work it was doing.
In the letter to Representative James Comer (R., Ky.), Lawrence A. Tabak of the NIH cites a “limited experiment” that was conducted to test if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” The laboratory mice infected with the modified bat virus “became sicker” than those infected with the unmodified bat virus.
The revelation vindicates Republican senator Rand Paul, who got into heated exchanges with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease director Anthony Fauci during his May and July testimonials before Congress over the gain-of-function question. At the second hearing, Paul accused Fauci of misleading Congress by denying that the U.S. had funded gain-of-function projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Gain-of-function research involves extracting viruses from animals and artificially engineering them in a laboratory to make them more transmissible or deadly to humans.
In keeping with Fauci’s refusal to use “gain-of-function,” Tabak avoids the term, though the work he described matches its commonplace definition precisely.
A previously unpublished EcoHealth grant proposal filed with NIAID, obtained by The Intercept, had already exposed that $599,000 of the total grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology was for research designed to make viruses more dangerous and/or infectious.
(Read about how Fauci’s statements can be proven false at National Review)
If I remember a Senate hearing or two, it seems that Mr. Fauci may find himself brought up on a charge of contempt of Congress
Because it is obvious that Mr. Fauci has lied to Congress and accused Senator Paul of lying (when Senator Paul was telling the truth), I hope we can look forward to setting the record straight soon.
- Experts: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines likely tied to heart inflammation
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota reports that COVID-19 vaccines likely are tied to heart inflammation.
Today during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of expert advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discussed rare instances of heart inflammation among mRNA COVID-19 vaccine recipients. The committee agreed the vaccines are likely linked to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis but said the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
The first reports of myocarditis and pericarditis occurred in Israel in January, the experts said, and have followed in all countries using mRNAs. The myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissues surrounding the heart) associated with vaccines are usually mild and respond well to a course of treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
“Clinical presentation of myocarditis cases following vaccination has been distinct, occurring most often within 1 week after dose two, with chest pain as the most common presentation, ” said Grace Lee, MD, chair of ACIP’s safety subcommittee.
“mRNA vaccines may be a new trigger for myocarditis, yet it does have some different characteristics,” said Matthew Oster, MD, MPH, from the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
The most common symptoms reported by patients were chest pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping.
Cases mostly in males under 30
Tom Shimabukuro, MD, MPH, MBA, the deputy director of the Immunization Safety Office at the CDC, said the agency has received reports of 1,226 cases of myocarditis, with 827 (67.5%) reported after dose two of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Of those cases identified after second doses, 563 followed the Pfizer vaccine series. In total, that’s approximately 12.6 heart inflammation cases per million doses administered in the United States.
Among the 1,226 patients, 484 are younger than 29, and roughly two-thirds are men.
A major talking point through the ACIP meeting was that only Pfizer is approved for emergency use in the United States for teens ages 12 to 18. For this age-group, adenovirus-based vaccines, such as Johnson & Johnson, are not currently available.
Doran Fink, MD, PhD, deputy director-clinical, division of vaccines and related products applications at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the agency would add warnings about the rare side effects on Moderna and Pfizer fact sheets. The CDC also said patients who develop heart inflammation after a first dose of mRNA should wait until their inflammation heals before getting a second dose, and should talk to their care providers.
(Read more at CIDRaP on the heart risks of COVID alone)
Of all the reasons set forward for not taking the jab, this is the most compelling
Out of all of the reasons presented in this blog post that argue against taking the jab, this is the one that makes the greatest call for not getting the jab.
- Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters now reports that Sweden, Denmark, and Finland no longer will allow the use of the Moderna vaccine on males under 30.
Finland on Thursday paused the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger males due to reports of a rare cardiovascular side effect, joining Sweden and Denmark in limiting its use.
Mika Salminen, director of the Finnish health institute, said Finland would instead give Pfizer’s vaccine to men born in 1991 and later. Finland offers shots to people aged 12 and over.
“A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received Moderna Spikevax had a slightly higher risk than others of developing myocarditis,” he said.
Swedish and Danish health officials had announced on Wednesday they would pause the use of the Moderna vaccine for all young adults and children, citing the same unpublished study.
Norwegian health officials reiterated on Wednesday that they recommended men under the age of 30 opt for Pfizer’s vaccine.
The Finnish institute said the Nordic study would be published within a couple of weeks and preliminary data had been sent to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for further assessment.
The EMA’s safety committee concluded in July that such inflammatory heart conditions could occur in very rare cases following vaccination with Spikevax or the Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty jab, more often in younger men after the second dose.
Regulators in the United States, EU and the World Health Organization have however stressed that the benefits of shots based on the mRNA technology used by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech in preventing COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks.
A Moderna spokesperson said late on Wednesday it was aware of the decisions by the Swedish and Danish regulators.
“These are typically mild cases and individuals tend to recover within a short time following standard treatment and rest. The risk of myocarditis is substantially increased for those who contract COVID-19, and vaccination is the best way to protect against this.”
Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza told reporters Italy was not planning to suspend the Moderna vaccine and said European countries should work together more closely to coordinate better.
(Read more at Reuters)
If you are under 30 or have a heart condition, it seems a good thing to avoid the jab
Because the function of the mRNA vaccination is to cause reactions that will make the body fight off the virus, it seems likely that the “cure” might be more deadly than the sickness.
Nonetheless, of course medical decisions should be made on an informed basis (which would involve the consulting of a trusted medical professional — not necessarily a blog).
So much for gloom. Here are the comics that don’t run for office.
Better for you to jump, Biden
Biden Oil Policy
Bidenomics – I just hope he doesn’t have a dead-man’s switch
Bidenomics Defined Again
Biden’s Nightmare before Christmas
Biden’s Nightmare for Children
Biden’s Supply Chain Blooper
Broken Supply Chain
Can you answer without looking?
Defund Squad Security
I’m with her
It’s still Christmas
Mayor Pete’s real paternity
Mayor Pete’s Supply Chain
Option 2: Defund the IRS & FBI
Such a Good Driver
Our Wall Against the Left
Tinfoil Liz Cheney
Which one is really Petty