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Know COVID Vaccines’ Efficacy & Effectiveness

Published research in The Lancet on vaccines’ efficacy & effectiveness using absolute risk reduction (ARR)

(As oppose to relative risk reduction (RRR) that the manufactures used to arrive at >90% efficacy. RRR is how drug manufacturers “make a mountain out of a molehill” of improvement. In contrast, they often use ARR for the risk calculation.

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness—the elephant (not) in the room

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CDC “breakthrough” data

Vaccine “breakthrough” hospitalizations and deaths as per CDC up to July 26, 2021.

(Note: CDC stopped counting positive tests for the vaccinated and just consider hospitalizations and deaths for covid in vaccinated, after1st reducing the PCR threshold to 25 for those occurrences (from over 34 throughout 2020; lower threshold->less cases):

Should pay more attention to Israel; it’s “canary in the coal mine

Vaccinated spreading the disease

It was never established during the short vaccine trials that they prevent getting or spreading the virus, now real world data shows they do neither. The final argument that vaccines will prevent hospitalization and death is also not holding true as same number of deaths were observed among vaccinated in Israel and the UK.

This is an example of recent observations where same viral load was observed in the vaccinated vs. non-vaccinated. It’s hard to believe that the vaccinated with the same viral load would have any advantage when it comes to severe disease or death.

WHO’s prediction turned out to be correct, it is now observed that the vaccinated have the same viral load as unvaccinated and transmit the disease at the same rate.

There is no guarantee that vaccination for COVID-19 will prevent people from getting or spreading the infection “At the moment I don’t believe we have the evidence of any of the vaccines to be confident that it’s going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on“, said WHO’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan in Dec 2020.

Real world observation

What is Relative Risk Reduction (RRR)

“Relative Risk Reduction” is how pharmaceuticals make a mountain out of a molehill of improvement to sell drugs. Here is a good video from David Diamond, Ph.D. in Biology; Professor, University of South Florida Neuroscientist/CVD researcher/Low carb diet advocate @LDLSkeptic explains in context of statins, cholesterol lowering drugs:

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