My thoughts on the news…
At first blush an eyebrow-raiser, but I have questions. It’s clear that, despite assurances when the vaccines first rolled out, they do NOT prevent you from either getting covid OR spreading covid. They do, apparently, keep you from getting very sick. The news that more vaccinated than unvaccinated people are ending up in hospital would seem to contradict this, but one could make the argument that more vaccinated people are in hospital because the vast majority of people have been vaccinated. A more telling data point would be the number of vaccinated vs unvaccinated covid patients in ICU.
This from the W.H.O. no less. Surprisingly (or not) I don’t really see much discussion about this point. Contradicting this take is none other than everyone’s favorite veterinarian, the CEO of pfizer who now seems suddenly very down on his vaccine’s efficacy in the face of the omicron variant and strongly urges everyone to get a third booster while they’re waiting for his company to perfect a new vaccine that will be ready in March – just in time for your fourth booster! Would love to hear the medical experts chime in on this particular topic whenever they can take time out from their TikTok videos and their various petitions.
As my friend Rob pointed out, lab studies are long way from human trials. Still, I’m keeping an eye on a few friends who – if this news is true – will have probably acquired superhuman immunity by now.
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— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 12, 2022
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