As little as just a few months ago, comedian Chris Rock was joking with Jimmy Fallon about how he ‘cut the line’ so that he could get fully vaccinated earlier, today Rock has announced he tested positive for COVID and seemingly has fairly severe symptoms.
Following his positive test, the comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”
In October of 2020, in his first in-person “Saturday Night Live” host since March of that year, Rock took to the stage, mask in hand, for a monologue about the pandemic and the election.
Rock then went on to make fun of then-President Trump announcing he tested positive for the virus and appeared to cheer on the possible death of the President.
“President Trump is in the hospital due to COVID,” he said, “and my heart goes out to COVID.”
Upon searching for the current story of Chris Rock testing positive for COVID and urging his followers to get vaccinated, it’s difficult to find out that Rock himself is fully vaccinated from outlets reporting on the announcement.
One news outlet that mentioned Rock’s vaccination status in the headline – the New York Times – quickly changed their headline twice, reportedly after pressure from media peers.
The Times’ headline went from “Chris Rock, Who Is Vaccinated, Says He Has Covid,” to “Chris Rock Says He Has a Breakthrough Coronavirus Case,” to finally “Chris Rock Says He Has Covid.”
According to the latest data from countries far ahead of the US in vaccination, fully vaccinated people can contract and spread the virus just as easily as unvaccinated people. According to the current science, the vaccine does not currently seem to prevent serious illness or death either.
Israel has among the world’s highest levels of vaccination for COVID-19, with 80% of those 12 and older fully vaccinated, the vast majority with the Pfizer vaccine. Yet the country is now recording one of the world’s highest infection rates, and Americans aren’t allowed to travel there.
More than half of the cases in Israel, and over 60% of the hospitalizations for severe COVID cases are in fully vaccinated people.
A preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, which was published on August 10th in The Lancet, found that fully vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the viral load of COVID-19.
“Viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020.”
According to the study, the vaccines seemingly allow vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at least at first, transforming them into superspreaders who will become symptomatic later on.
Many experts are asking if this is the cause of the unprecedented summertime surge in cases many nations are seeing. If asymptomatic spread historically is never the driver of the spread of viruses due to eventual symptomatic patients remaining indoors, what happens when people stay asymptomatic for longer?
According to a new study published in MedRxiv, the current COVID vaccines could potentially be more dangerous to Children than COVID-19 itself.
The study found that after healthy male children received their COVID-19 vaccine, CDC-defined myopericarditis rates were many times higher than their hospitalization rates for the same demographic during moderate to high transmission periods.
Another study published on medRxiv.org that covered more than 800,000 people split into three groups, shows that fully vaccinated individuals may be at greater risk of COVID than those unvaccinated.
According to the massive study, people who have taken both doses of the Pfizer jab are 13 times more likely to have a breakthrough infection and are even at a vastly greater risk for Covid-19 hospitalizations.
Vaccinated individuals were found to have 27 times higher risk of symptomatic COVID infection compared to those with natural immunity from prior COVID disease.
In England and throughout the UK, cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are surging more among the fully vaccinated than the unvaccinated.
A CDC spokesperson recently told NBC News that the agency stopped comprehensively tracking breakthrough cases in May of 2021.
Even among states that track cases closely, officials caution that the data is incomplete because vaccinated people who are infected and asymptomatic are likely largely missing from statistics.