By Karl Denninger, The Market Ticker
We know we will get “breakthrough” cases but they’re rare in percentage terms.
Reminder: Nobody is tested if vaccinated unless symptomatic. So says the CDC. If exposed but vaccinated you are not supposed to be tested unless you develop symptoms.
This make sense if the vaccines work.
Because in some small percentage — 1%, 2% — you’ll get infected anyway. That’s just the way it is; no medication is perfect.
There are 67 Democrats in the TX Delegation. I presume not all of them flew to DC; the news says “more than 50”, which is enough to deny the quorum and was the point of the exercise.
There are now six confirmed Covid infections among them, and all are fully vaccinated. That’s a failure rate of roughly 10% for symptomatic infections, and not just preventing infection either — they transmitted it to each other as the infections were serial; not all got it on the same day.
Since the CDC says somewhere between 6 and 24 (best guess 11) people are entirely asymptomatic and untested for each tested, symptomatic infection this means that more than half of the delegation in fact has the virus and is presumably, under the CDC’s claim of “asymptomatic transmission” spreading it to others.
Is ten percent failure rare? How about more than fifty percent?
That sounds rather more like “worthless” to me. What say you?
In addition a White House official also has tested positive after coming into contact with the delegation. Said person is also fully vaccinated and is symptomatic. They, since they are symptomatic, are presumptively contagious despite being “fully vaccinated.”
How many White House officials were there? One? Boy, that’s a pretty good breakthrough case percentage isn’t it?
Never mind the 10%+ symptomatic failure rate, which strongly implies at least half the delegation actually got infected, among the delegation itself.
May I remind you that 80%, according to a study first published last summer, of the population has pre-existing resistance and thus would likely either by asymptomatic or only mildly so even if not vaccinated.
Have we improved anything at all other than, perhaps, individual outcomes with these shots?
The data says, within the confidence interval, no.
In other words there is no public health benefit to the jabs. These fully vaccinated people not only got the virus they gave it to others. That, my friends, is what everyone claimed wouldn’t happen — if you got jabbed you protected other people.
That claim was never in evidence; the original studies were underpowered to determine that and this was clearly stated in the study itself. The media and politicians, on the other hand, either didn’t read the studies or didn’t give a crap about the truth and talked you into taking a jab not to protect yourself if you are at specific risk but by lying to you that doing so would protect others.
We now know that claim was a lie. It was a lie by lack of knowledge before; now it is a straight-up knowing lie to repeat it.
Add this to all the other lies.
Why would you take any sort of personal health advice — now that it’s admitted that’s all the jab advocacy is — from the very same people who have been caught lying serially on virtually every topic related to Covid since last spring?
You have to be a special brand of stupid to listen to people who get caught lying repeatedly, and then double-down on said lies.
You’re only mistaken when you admit to that which is later proved false. As soon as you double-down on it you’re intentionally misleading people.