The crumbling COVID narrative – ClarkCountyToday.com
Vancouver resident Jennifer Baker discusses breakthrough vaccine illusion and COVID-19 hysteria
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As we approach the second anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in our country, I think it is important to reflect on where we are and where we are going with regards to our response to the novel coronavirus.
Since those “first two weeks to slow the spread” in March 2020, people in Washington have endured seemingly endless rounds of lockdowns, masks, vaccines, and other mandates for draconian measures. We have closed schools, churches and businesses, and for many in our communities, we have closed our lives for fear of contracting the deadly disease that is COVID-19.
The one common factor in all of the statements from our Governor, the media and local authorities is that the measures implemented were truly based on science and data. Whether staying home, closing businesses, wearing masks, etc. was effective in keeping the people of Washington safe. Then the vaccines were approved, we were saved. Millions of people rushed to get vaccinated with the desperate hope that their lives would finally return to normal. And for months, infection rates dropped remarkably.
Then Delta arrived, this new variant spread like wildfire.
The initial explanation of an “unvaccinated pandemic” turned out to be a reasonable explanation. With a large percentage of the population freshly vaccinated, the majority of cases were indeed with those who were unvaccinated. But as the months passed, an interesting fact began to emerge. Some of the vaccinated were coming down with COVID-19. The introduction of the term “breakthrough” was necessary to maintain the narrative. The number of these categories of cases eventually forced the CDC to change its definition of vaccines to “A preparation used to stimulate the body’s immune response against disease.”1
The mRNA vaccines provided an “immune response” not immunity. These “revolutionary” cases, we were told, would be minor. But the fact is that the effectiveness of the vaccine was showing clear signs of decline. Boosters became the priority, and this push seemed to be working. COVID-19 cases have plummeted again. Then came Omicron. The next apocalyptic variant of this pandemic had arrived and once again we were herded into the panic room.
To be clear, Omicron is a game changer, this variant makes it clear that vaccines clearly don’t work as advertised. Unfortunately, those in control double down. For them, limiting gatherings and events remains an essential tool, lockdowns are still seen as a viable tool, and sadly schools are re-transitioning to a “hybrid” learning model.3
As we approach the exit from despair, we as a people must take ownership of our future. We have to honestly look at our past and decide if we need to revisit it. Our politicians and bureaucrats are once again walking down the same path, using the same tools that took us back almost in a loop to the early days of the pandemic.
If they don’t want to change course, we have to arm ourselves with the latest information. Here in Clark County, our public health department updates county data once a week. What does the data show us? CCPHD presents data in a way that keeps the story alive. Case rates are underlined. Each week, at the top of the page, the total number of cases is updated in bold. The number of new cases displayed alongside. There are graphs showing huge spikes for the unvaccinated4. The story successfully defended!
But if one delves deeper into the given data, a different picture emerges. If you look week to week and compare the data that the CCPHD doesn’t want you to compare, the data seems to tell a different story.
|Clark County Public Health Data||December 30||January 6|
|Number of new confirmed cases||1,195||2,434|
|Number of new unvaccinated cases||549 • 46%||1,037 • 43%|
|Number of new breakthrough cases||646 • 54%||1,397 • 57%|
The graph provided by the CCPHD gives us the impression that this is indeed an “unvaccinated pandemic”, but simple math paints a different picture. It appears that the majority of people who have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks are vaccinated. The defense for this discrepancy, I am sure, lies in the simple fact that vaccination rates for Clark County are currently at 67.5%.
Since there are more people vaccinated than not, it makes sense that there are more cases among those who are vaccinated. I think it’s important to stop and let this data sink in. We are told that vaccines are “safe and effective”, but it seems that the “effective” part of this equation does not hold. Although I don’t have access to the database that CCPHD and the state maintain, the last two weeks of data show that a significant portion of cases are from people who were told six months ago that if they got vaccinated, they couldn’t get vaccinated. COVID-19[FEMALESincewenowknowitisnottruethenarrativepivottovaccinesprovidesprotectionagainstseriousconsequencesissupportedbytheCHFHDgraphicsbelow:[FEMININEPuisquenoussavonsmaintenantquecen’estpasvrailepivotnarratifverslesvaccinsoffreuneprotectioncontrelesconséquencesgravesestétayéparlesgraphiquesduCCPHDci-dessous :
Again, the graphs posted on the CCPHD website seem to demonstrate very convincingly that not being vaccinated is a huge risk. Again, I did simple calculations from the data provided on the CCPHD website and found a less clear case that vaccines prevent serious illness or death. As the table below shows, more than a third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 last week were vaccinated and a statistically significant number of people who died last week had indeed succumbed to a disease promised by the authorities ( not that long ago) immunity with vaccination.
|Clark County Public Health Data||December 30||January 6|
|Number of current unvaccinated cases hospitalized||44 • 81%||42 • 64%|
|Number of currently vaccinated cases hospitalized||10 • 19%||24 • 36%|
|Number of unvaccinated cases who died||8 • 89%||7 • 64%|
|Number of decisive cases died||1 • 11%||4 • 46%|
At this point in the pandemic, we really need to rethink our approach. No attention is paid to the fact that severe cases and outcomes have disconnected from previous trends. The available data seem to signal good news, that we may be past the phase in which this disease is a significant contributor to death in our community.
The limited data available to the public seems to indicate that this recent increase in cases (see COVID-19 activity graph) is not reflected in graphs highlighting hospitalizations and deaths. Is it safe to say that we are now in the endemic phase of this disease? Is Omicron a natural vaccine? A weakened virus? Do we follow the same rules and procedures that were established almost two years ago when we were fighting a much deadlier form of Sars-COV-2. I urge all of us, especially our politicians and bureaucrats, to look at the science, look at the data, and be prepared to change our assumption with the changing data. This is traditionally what scientists do.
In conclusion, I readily admit that the data I use is incomplete. It’s a brief snapshot in time. The figures presented are extrapolated from publicly available data, but I think the exercise should raise questions. Perhaps, and hopefully, this will inspire our public health officials to look into this matter closely and see what the data really says.