DOH: 97% of known breakthrough cases not hospitalized
HONOLULU — A Hawai‘i Department of Health analysis of vaccine breakthrough data found that fully vaccinated people age 0-59 were 34 times less likely to die of COVID-19 than unvaccinated individuals.
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Great propaganda! If what Kemble said is all true, including the fabrication that the vaccines are safe and effective, three questions:
Why the push for boosters in less than a year?
Why are the vaccinated so fearful of the unvaccinated (the unwashed)?
Why do the vaccinated still need to wear a mask?
Evidently you did not hear about the delta variant – or maybe you just don’t understand virology. Please stop spreading your lies – it is not helpful. But it really seems that you are the fearful one ~ of a safe vaccine and of wearing a mask.
Sorry, Sam…I was unaware that you are so well versed in immunology (sarcasm intended). That notwithstanding, my questions remain, are valid & have nothing to do with variants. Moreover, they have not been answered in any rational way by you among others.
You appear to be unaware of many things RG. When you put your uneducated assumptions in the questions it kind of makes them invalid. I do understand virology ~ you don’t seem to. I could be wrong – but most likely not. Aloha!
“The overwhelming majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths reported in the same period occurred among unvaccinated individuals.”
DOH, you forgot to mention that throughout most of this time frame, the overwhelming majority of humans were not considered “fully vaccinated”. So obviously, the results will be skewed toward adverse events occurring in the “not fully vaccinated” population. This is called ‘calling the game at halftime’, and it isn’t the first time that public health officials and politicians have done it.
Great questions RG!
– Like most other vaccines (Flu, Tetanus, etc), boosters are required as viruses evolve. Some viruses like Smallpox have been almost fully eradicated so the diseases no longer evolve, but covid is new so it’s evolving quickly. That’s the power of herd immunity!
– They are fearful of any transmission, in any direction. If an unvaccinated person becomes hospitalized, that is more than just their own problem. It’s a burden on our medical system.
– Because it’s one more layer of defense until we reach higher immunity, even if breakthrough cases are rare. It’s annoying but it’s not quite like getting drafted for the military, so I think the average person doesn’t mind wearing a mask.
“If an unvaccinated person becomes hospitalized, that is more than just their own problem. It’s a burden on our medical system.”…..that might be one of the most ignorant things I have heard. If that’s the case we need to be worried about smokers having heart attacks before we worry about someone catching a cold. As for mask wearing….. 90% are wearing masks that covid passes right thru or they are not wearing them properly so we are over that craziness as well. If you want to be brainwashed to believe these things that is your choice but more and more people are over the nonsense.
Your concerns about masks are not resolved by people not wearing them at all. Also, this ain’t no cold – I invite you to try it if you don’t believe that. And smokers take a hilw to get to the point where they are hospitalized – Covid-19 does this in days, it’s a more immediate threat.
What is it you’re really afraid of?
FD, you make absolutely no sense at all.
Completely accurate assessment.
Some clarification for you:
Tetanus is not a virus. It caused by bacteria called Clostridium tetani. Tetanus vaccinations last well over a decade. I work in an industry where tetanus can be a problem and I have only had one booster recommended by an MD…and it was after almost twenty years.
Flu vaccinations are not boosters per se. Each year they are revised to be effective against new virus strains.
Smallpox has been eradicated in the US…last known case was circa 1949.
All of these vaccines, unlike the mRNA ones, are made from the actual virus or bacteria that have been killed or otherwise rendered non-lethal. This holds for the Polio vaccines (Salk & Sabin) as well.
It is widely accepted among reputable immunologists and epidemiologists that the mRNA vaccines have increased the rate at which SARS-Cov19 mutates to avoid being “killed”. Natural infection acquired immunity has a similar effect, however it is tougher for the mutations to occur because natural immunity is immunity to the entire spike protein…not just the tip of the spike which is what mRNA vaccines offer.
Throughout the entire “pandemic” the specter of overwhelmed medical facilities has been part of the fear mongering…the fact is it never happened.
There is not a single RCT (randomized controlled trial) that has shown that masks of any sort can or have stopped the spread of SARS-CoV19. In other words they don’t work for virus particles.
Finally the so called “breakthrough” cases are not rare. How else can it be explained that in countries with 80%-95% fully vaccinated (Israel, Iceland, etc.)cases & deaths are increasing.
The simple fact is that the mRNA vaccines rapidly lose efficacy…the powers that be no this, hence the push for boosters after less than a year.
As always, yet never forthcoming.
May God help that “Insight” be right in “hind sight”! Because right now only God knows for sure.
The majority of people in Hawai’i have a doctor or access to medical clinics for routine medical checkups and procedures.
If you are not going to get vaccinated or have good references to why it’s not a good thing for you personally, it is up to you to decide AFTER GETTING at least a 2nd Professional opinions, be it NATURAL Doctor or general physician…..
All licensed and certified healthcare professionals dealing with the Pandemic are under an oath to God to do no harm…
The recent and ongoing super spreader events at places of worship are proof positive that just because a belief in God to protect you doesn’t make it so….. sadly.
Taking action to be a good neighbor and parent or friend is what matters…. good karma.
Please Kokua and Aloha each other with giving a d— , getting vaccinated or going into isolation until we transition to a better environment for social gathering.
If you are terrified you can stay inside!
How many commenters have studied Immunology for a few years in a post graduate setting.
Until such a time that you have completed that study, your comments are rather elementary, if not immature based on ignorance.
If you think you or your medical doctor is well versed in immunology, then you need to study and catch up with them, unless you find ignorance of immunology is pandemic, or being controlled with money as the primary motive.
“Breakthrough” virus vs. the experimental vaccines that are not legally vaccines. Where’s the attenuated virus in your (contaminated) “stab”. Ioo’s of millions of those little bottles and no impurities. That’s a laugh for the believers !
This information conflicts with stats from the rest of the world. Places with higher vax rates have higher deaths. CDC admits this week that vax does not prevent transmission or significantly mitigate risk of hospitalizations. This whole thing is a sham.