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UK: Pandemic of the Boosted
No longer "pandemic of the vaccinated"
This is a continuation of my long series of articles based on UKHSA data. Open my past posts and search titles for “UK”.
The UKHSA recently changed their reporting and only reports deaths and case rates among the boosted. My previous article was based on the new reporting and so this one can make an apples to apples comparison. And the apples are rotting fast!
You can see that in the most important age categories 30+ years of age, there are MANY TIMES more boosted people with “cases”, than vaccine-free. For the ages above 40, even more boosted are infected than “fully vaccinated”. The ridiculousness of vaccination keeps getting ridiculouser, so here we have arrived to the “pandemic of the boosted”.
Let’s look at the rates:
You can see the amazing NEGATIVE PROTECTION from boosters, where the boosted get infected so much more than the unvaccinated. We could try being cheeky and admonish the boosted for “selfishness”, since the selfish boosted are the major contributors to the never-ending pandemic. We are not mean people though so we will pass this thought.
Anyway, I calculated the degree of NEGATIVE protection from boosters. It is expressed as a negative number. For example, negative protection of minus 50% means that the boosted are 50% MORE likely to catch Covid than the unvaccinated.
What is far worse, though, is rapid drop in death protection over just one week.
Despite inviting Covid, boosters do provide a short term death protection. However, the extent of this protection is dropping waning every week, so:
This drop is occurring despite actively continuing “booster campaign”. This means that boosters are becoming less effective EVEN AS newly boosted people join the boosted cohort, likely implying continued vaccine evasion of Covid. Since UKHSA aggregates four weeks.
In the long run, everyone will get Covid and the question will beabout reinfections. Here are some questions:
Will vaccine-free people be endlessly reinfected, and if so, at what rate?
Will vaccinated people be endlessly reinfected, and if so, at what rate?
Will reinfections be milder, or more severe?
I have written a piece recently that discusses greater risk of reinfections among the vaccinated.
It is highly likely at this point that vaccinated people, with immune systems destroyed by repeated mRNA doses, will see endless reinfections. As Covid is also likely to damage immunity to some extent, this could, disturbingly, beget a downward spiral in the health of vaccinated people, especially if they keep mixing Covid infections with “Omicron mRNA boosters”.
The Ba.2 variant will also likely reinfect the recently recovered vaccinated.
UK is announcing a major change in that it will start counting “reinfections” as “cases”. This is a very welcome change. I will surely try to be on top of it.