$cience Fiction in Canada COVID-19 Epidemiology Updates
Stranger than fiction, actually...
Having left the epidemiological authorities to their own devices for a while, I started wondering what are my odds of surviving the latest-greatest Covid-19 subvariants BQ.1.1 and BA.2.75.2 (CP24, Oct. 5, 2022):
“…there is no reason to believe that either are sufficiently different enough [sic!] to completely diminish the protective benefits of vaccination”.
“…with every single variant the vaccines have continued to do a remarkable job protecting us against severe infection, such as hospitalization and death.”
How remarkable of a protecting job, you ask? Take this (“COVID-19 epidemiology update” Government of Canada, Oct. 3, 2022):
People who were diagnosed with COVID-19 after completing their primary vaccine series were significantly less likely to be hospitalized or to die, particularly if they received an additional dose(s).
Between August 1, 2022 and August 28, 2022, unvaccinated cases were 5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 7 times more likely to die from their illness, compared to cases with a completed primary vaccine series. During the same 4-week period, unvaccinated cases were 7 times more likely to be hospitalized and 8 times more likely to die from their illness, compared to cases with a completed primary vaccine series and 1 or more additional doses.
7-8 times?! Give me my 3rd booster, quick! Oh, wait, let me read between the lines first. Let’s compare two most recent versions of said epidemiological reports:
Which translates to these stats for said Aug. 1-28, 2022 period, after subtracting two cumulative reports stretching all the way back to Dec. 2020:
So, the unvaccinated accounted for 16.3% of hospitalizations and 13.8% of deaths. Whereas double-boosted accounted for 17.5% of hospitalizations and 27.5% of deaths.
What are the percentages of vaccination statuses, you ask? “COVID-19 vaccination in Canada”, Sep. 16, 2022:
So, about 13% of double-boosted and 14.6% of unvaccinated, according to the Government of Canada; 36.52% of pure single-boosted; 31.94% of pure 2x-jabbed (primary series completed). In relative terms, double-boosted punch more than twice above their weight, single-boosted clock in at just under 150%, and unvaccinated underperform, in deaths per nose. Paradoxically, primary-jabbed have faired the best, according to the official stats, filling only about 40% of their grim-reaper quota - a paradox waiting for its explanation in the face of all shenanigans by the powers(2B).
If we look at the deaths-per-hospitalization numbers, we get a similar picture:
One has less than 20% odds of dying once hospitalized if unvaxxed, and over 35% if double-boosted! We can clearly see the trend here: the more jabs, the higher the hospitalization case mortality. So much for the touted added protection. But for the unvaxxed? And this is where I start doubting the reported data for the unvaxxed: most likely the hospitalizations/deaths of some jabbed are miscategorized as the unvaxxed cases. Otherwise, the lowest mortality rate of the primary-jabbed is an inexplicable oddity.
If you ask, at this point, how does this all agree with the statement that “unvaccinated cases were 7 times more likely to be hospitalized and 8 times more likely to die from their illness, compared to cases with a completed primary vaccine series and 1 or more additional doses“, it doesn’t. Not by any stretch. And we haven’t even mentioned, for a complete risks-versus-benefits analysis, the adverse events from the jabs, have we?
But the freak show keeps rolling on:
According to DuKlo, being “up-to-date” on “vaccinations” “reduces infection, …reduces long Covid”. Any science to support these bold statements, Minister? Here’s plenty of science proving the opposite is true: the more you are jabbed, the worse are your outcomes, and the greater your capacity to infect others. Unless Canada is populated by a very different breed of people?
2022.10.09: Lo and behold, we get a scientific corroboration for the empirically-observed higher morbidity of more boosted individuals from none other than the preeminent Dr. Vanden Boschee himself in his latest video message:
A doctor in USA claims that many jabbed patients admitted with covid were recorded as 'status unknown' which defaults to unjabbed.
This falsifies the statistics to make it looked like more unjabbed get sick.
so if I read the tables right, being unvaxed was roughly neutral, being 2 dose had small positive (say 20% vs 16%... probably random) and have 3-5 doses was worse for you.
Yes some confounders, but can't be that far off.
Thanks - this is a nice and concise way to present it... will try to get the pushback from my PhD friends, other than the usual (not an RCT!)