At a time when the world is experiencing a number of infections in vaccinated individuals, the governments are pushing harder than ever to force “vaccination” mandates. Hospitals and governmental entities are the leading employers trying to mandate non-approved shots as a condition of employment. They are hoping private employers will follow suit.
What’s the point to mandating vaccinations when the virus, while more transmissible, is far less deadly, when we have reached population immunity in many areas in the country and when the risks of taking the shot are unknown, but the rewards are waning?
Massachusetts. 74% infections in vaccinated individuals. In a moment of clarity, the CDC reported that “74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated.” CNBC July 30 Massachusetts Report
The details of the infections were reported directly on the CDC’s website.
“By July 26, a total of 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents; dates of positive specimen collection ranged from July 6 through July 25 (Figure 1). Most cases occurred in males (85%); median age was 40 years (range = <1–76 years). . . . Overall, 346 (74%) persons with COVID-19 reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19.** Five were hospitalized; as of July 27, no deaths were reported. One hospitalized patient (age range = 50–59 years) was not vaccinated and had multiple underlying medical conditions.†† Four additional, fully vaccinated patients§§ aged 20–70 years were also hospitalized, two of whom had underlying medical conditions. Initial genomic sequencing of specimens from 133 patients identified the Delta variant in 119 (89%) cases . . . .”
“Among the 469 cases in Massachusetts residents, 346 (74%) occurred in persons who were fully vaccinated; of these, 301 (87%) were male, with a median age of 42 years. . . . Among persons with breakthrough infection, 274 (79%) reported signs or symptoms, with the most common being cough, headache, sore throat, myalgia, and fever. Among fully vaccinated symptomatic persons, the median interval from completion of ≥14 days after the final vaccine dose to symptom onset was 86 days (range = 6–178 days). Among persons with breakthrough infection, four (1.2%) were hospitalized, and no deaths were reported. Real-time RT-PCR Ct values in specimens from 127 fully vaccinated patients (median = 22.77) were similar to those among 84 patients who were unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or whose vaccination status was unknown (median = 21.54).” (Figure 2).” CDC Report on Massachusetts Cases in July
San Francisco. Over 75% infections in vaccinated individuals.
“At least 233 staff members at two major San Francisco hospitals, most of them fully vaccinated, tested positive for the coronavirus this month, and most, according to a hospital official, involved the highly contagious Delta variant. Some of the cases were asymptomatic, most involved mild to moderate symptoms and only two required hospitalization, . . . About 75 to 80 percent of the more than 50 staff members infected at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were fully vaccinated, . . . The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center said in a statement issued on Friday that 153 of its 183 infected staff members had been fully vaccinated.” Newsweek on San Francisco Hospitals in July
Israel experiencing breakthrough cases.
40% of COVID-19 cases in Israel in May were in people who were vaccinated. Israel May numbers
Sweden is getting back to normal.
The country of Sweden is returning to normal despite the Delta variant. Reuters on Sweden in July Why? Perhaps it’s because of natural immunity with over one million recovered cases. In addition, Sweden’s population is about 50% “vaccinated.” Cases have been on the decline. Currently Sweden reports just shy of 10,000 infected patients with only 16 labeled serious or critical. Worldometer on Sweden in July
Explanation: How vaccine immunity works compared to natural immunity.
“Dr. Ryan Cole, a Mayo Clinic-trained pathologist who runs the largest independent laboratory in Idaho, explained to me how infection-induced immunity is much deeper and broader. ‘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.’ He explains 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.’” Immunity, Delta Variant and Israel July Report
In the U.S., more than 50% of the population is vaccinated, and millions have recovered, providing them natural immunity. The numbers suggest we are already at population immunity in most states.
Employers, now is not the time to start mandating a shot. What will your employees think of an employer who is mandating shots that are not efficacious?
Medical decisions should be left up to individual employees.
And if you are going to mandate shots, COVID-19 recovered employees should be exempt from the mandate based on robust natural immunity.