According to an NBC news affiliate, thousands of Massachusetts residents have recently tested positive for COVID-19, and the overwhelming majority of the cases were fully vaccinated against the virus. According to the most recent numbers, at least 80 of them have died.
According to another report from ABC News, at least 33 people in a nursing home in Yarmouth on Cape Cod have tested positive for SARS-Cov-2, also with the vast majority of the cases among fully vaccinated individuals.
Most of the residents that tested positive were fully vaccinated, reported the Boston Globe. Health authorities “working closely with the CDC” tried to minimize the outbreak while local outlets like the Cape Cod Times blamed unvaccinated people.
These reports come at a time when health officials around the world are racking up cases, mainly among the fully vaccinated. Data also show that unvaccinated people who have been previously naturally infected seem to be doing better than fully vaccinated individuals.
The latest data show the vaccines have very low efficacy against the new Delta variant of coronavirus and an even lower efficacy against the Lambda variant. Around 90% of the people in the UK and Israel are contracting the Delta variant of the virus, and the majority of those people have been fully vaccinated with the new MRNA technology.
In Singapore, officials recently reported 1,096 locally transmitted cases in the last 28 days, of which 484, or 44%, were fully vaccinated people, while 30% were partially vaccinated and the remaining 25% were unvaccinated.
The latest figures presented to the Israeli Health Ministry show that the COVID vaccines do not seem to provide any type of lasting protection against the disease. In fact, they appear to somehow increase a person’s risk of contracting and testing positive for variants like delta, which are now said to be circulating.
According to the Israeli data, those who already had the virus at some point throughout the past year were more immune to Israel’s recent outbreak, while those who receive inoculation have been much more likely to fall ill in the latest wave.
Israel National News reports that this data was presented to the Israeli Health Ministry and yielded the following breakdown of breakthrough infections of those vaccinated vs. those with prior infection:
“With a total of 835,792 Israelis known to have recovered from the virus, the 72 instances of reinfection amount to 0.0086% of people who were already infected with COVID. By contrast, Israelis who were vaccinated were 6.72 times more likely to get infected after the shot than after natural infection, with over 3,000 of the 5,193,499, or 0.0578%, of Israelis who were vaccinated getting infected in the latest wave.”
According to doctors, the dominant Delta variant’s symptoms are much milder, and the fatality rate is far lower than previous coronavirus variants. Dr. David Priest, an infectious disease specialist with Novant Health, said while the loss of taste and smell was the most telltale sign of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic, many getting sick with delta present with more mild symptoms, like a runny nose or sore throat.
The symptoms closely resemble the common cold or hay fever.
Based on a variety of scientific studies, people who have been naturally infected with coronavirus have natural immunity that will likely last for years, and maybe forever. For most viruses, it is generally the scientific consensus that natural infection provides a better and more robust immunity than vaccines are able to.
Dr. Ryan Cole, a Mayo Clinic-trained pathologist who runs the largest independent laboratory in Idaho, recently said:“
A natural infection induces hundreds upon hundreds of antibodies against all proteins of the virus, including the envelope, the membrane, the nucleocapsid, and the spike,” said Dr. Cole, who has spent the past 16 months examining and culturing SARS-CoV-2 specimens. “Dozens upon dozens of these antibodies neutralize the virus when encountered again. Additionally, because of the immune system exposure to these numerous proteins (epitomes), our T cells mount a robust memory, as well. Our T cells are the ‘marines’ of the immune system and the first line of defense against pathogens. T cell memory to those infected with SARSCOV1 is at 17 years and running still.”
However, in vaccine-induced immunity, according to Cole, “we mount an antibody response to only the spike and its constituent proteins.” Cole explained how this produces much fewer neutralizing antibodies, and “as the virus preferentially mutates at the spike, these proteins are shaped differently and antibodies can no longer ‘lock and key’ bind to these new shapes.”
The Great Barrington Declaration – a statement authored by three highly qualified epidemiologists from the universities of Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford – also declared similar findings while calling for an end to the widespread lockdown policies.“(A)s immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls.” the authors wrote.“Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity,” they added.https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1418585182567866378?s=20