The truth: Most deaths and hospitalizations in the US and UK are from those who have antibodies for COVID through injection or naturally by having had COVID. The vast majority are what we call “breakthrough cases.” Why does the news keep saying otherwise? I don’t have a clue and I am not a conspiracy nut by any stretch. All links are to Government sources and those generally considered credible by most people.
According to United Kingdom Government Data:
In England, it is estimated that over 9 in 10 adults, or 93.6% of the adult population (95% credible interval: 92.5% to 94.5%) would have tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the specific virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19), on a blood test in the week beginning 23 August 2021, suggesting they had the infection in the past or have been vaccinated.
In America, the CDC says 83% of us had antibodies before the Delta Variant hit, according to this Newsweek article. The article is dated 3 Sep 21. That means 17% did not have antibodies. The numbers of people with antibodies are likely now much higher. Yet, the numbers are still relatively high for people being diagnosed with COVID in the US. See this link. The CDC reports 87% of deaths in America are from those 65 and older and are “breakthrough cases.” See the table on this page of the CDC website. Scroll down to the table.
The simple conclusion is: Most cases are “breakthrough cases” in both the UK and the US. Most people have antibodies from getting the virus or from the shot.
The new analysis relies on the database of Maccabi Healthcare Services, which enrolls about 2.5 million Israelis. The study, led by Tal Patalon and Sivan Gazit at KSM, the system’s research and innovation arm, found in two analyses that never-infected people who were vaccinated in January and February were, in June, July, and the first half of August, six to 13 times more likely to get infected than unvaccinated people who were previously infected with the coronavirus. In one analysis, comparing more than 32,000 people in the health system, the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization eight times higher.
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