Study: No Correlation Between Vaccination Rates and COVID Cases

Oct 7, 2021

The pressure is on to get the COVID shot, so much so that people across the country are facing the choice of being injected or losing their job. Military members are being threatened with dishonorable discharge, and the unvaccinated nurses who were heralded as heroes in 2020 are now being shown the door, all because, we’re told, getting the shot is THAT important.

These firings from the mandates are having and will have huge effects on the individuals and their families, the workforce and the economy, not to mention implications for constitutional rights. With such a significant impact, one would expect a correlation between the number of vaccinated people and the occurrence of COVID cases; a decrease in positive cases should correspond to an increase in vaccinated individuals—but that is not the case.

A recent study in the European Journal of Epidemiology did not find any correlation, stating “increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination.”

The study looked at 68 countries and 2,947 counties in the United States. When assessing international data, the researchers found “no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days.”

If that weren't troubling enough, the study found the trend line is actually the opposite of what one would expect. The “trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.”

Similar results were found at the county level in the United States.
Of the top 5 counties that have the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated (99.9-84.3%), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies 4 of them as “High” Transmission counties. Chattahoochee (Georgia), McKinley (New Mexico), and Arecibo (Puerto Rico) counties have about 90% of their population fully vaccinated with all three being classified as “High” transmission. Conversely, of the 57 counties that have been classified as “low” transmission counties by the CDC, 26.3% (15) have percentage of population fully vaccinated below 20%.
Such results hardly back the statements in the media and even from the White House that this is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
“Vaccination as a primary strategy” must be reanalyzed, and other “pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions” may need to be utilized too, say the authors of the study. The current reported efficacy of the “vaccines” is significantly lower than the trial efficacy, and data continues to emerge showing vaccine immunity’s inferiority to natural immunity.

In light of these findings, the authors conclude that encouraging people to get vaccinated should be done “with humility and respect” as “stigmatizing populations can do more harm than good.”

And that is one recommendation not currently being implemented as we consider the millions of people at risk of losing their jobs over these mandates.

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