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was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, despite having been vaccinated, 

more and more public figures who are vaccinated getting COVID anyway. Makes you wonder if non public people are infected at this same rate?

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So?

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Seems like a lot of people that have been vaccinated are now getting the virus. Now I have more doubts than ever about it.

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About 3 weeks left on the "vaccinated people are the same as unvaccinated people" zombie lie.

You guys should be prepping for new made up stuff. Not much time left to use that one.

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Seems like a lot of people that have been vaccinated are now getting the virus. Now I have more doubts than ever about it.

In the US, breakthrough case data is reported by most though not all states. Of those that do report, they are less than 2% of all reported cases except in Utah, Montana, Arizona, Alaska and Arkansas. Among the most populous states, California is 1.4%, and the data is not reported by Texas, New York, or Florida.

What the overall figures do appear to indicate is that in a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated comparison, COVID infection and COVID illness is vastly more likely to be seen in the unvaccinated. Average odds of 98 to 2 is not exactly a sensible wager for the unvaccinated. Of course, they're not even that good for the kind of clowns who turn up at Sturgis. Some behaviours amount to chasing infection.

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Trump booed at Alabama rally after encouraging the crowd to get the covid vaccine.

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Source for breakthrough figures:

https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/covid-19-vaccine-breakthrough-cases-data-from-the-states/

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According to that link only half of the states even report.

just very strange that hundreds of random public figures have breakthrough cases but no one else?

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The UK Health Minister,Jesse Jackson, 27 people on a cruise ship last week,plus countless other cases of people who were vaccinated but still catching.In short,gonna need monthly booster shots like a flu jab at this rate.

In the beginning, it was proclaimed "take it, take it," to prevent catching the virus.But that soon got found out,that it's now reduced to, "so that you don't get as sick." But what is clear is that the rising numbers show they gotta do better than that because something is clearly amiss.Maybe throw in a 5 year lockdown to give time to find something that works,no? Lol.

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Vaccination rates have flatlined, not even just among African Americans, but across all demographics.

Nope, you're wrong in all counts. It's ticked up in all 50 states and all demographics since people become more concerned about the Delta variant:

"All 50 states report rising vaccination rates as COVID infections surge, data shows"

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/50-states-report-rising-vaccination-rates-covid-infections/story?id=79224863

"U.S. Covid Vaccinations Rise to Levels Not Seen Since the Spring - Almost half a million Americans are starting vaccination each day"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-17/how-many-americans-are-getting-vaccinated-rates-on-the-rise

"US vaccination rates increase alongside spread of Delta variant"

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/4/us-vaccination-rates-increase-alongside-spread-delta-variant

"Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity"

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

Between August 2 and August 16, Black and Hispanic people experienced a slightly larger increase in vaccination rates compared to White and Asian people (Figure 4). Vaccination rates increased by 2.6 percentage points for Hispanic people, from 42.6% to 45.1%, and by 2.5 percentage points for Black people, from 37.8% to 40.3%, while vaccination rates increased by 1.3 percentage points for Asian people and by 1.6 percentage points for White people over the past two weeks (from 65.8% to 67.1% and from 48.8% to 50.4%, respectively). The slightly larger increases in rates for Black and Hispanic people continued to narrow the gap in vaccination rates between these groups and White people.

If you have data that says otherwise, link it

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In the beginning, it was proclaimed "take it, take it," to prevent catching the virus.But that soon got found out,that it's now reduced to, "so that you don't get as sick." But what is clear is that the rising numbers show they gotta do better than that because something is clearly amiss

What's something amiss is the new Delta variant that's more dangerous since it spreads faster than previous version of the virus. That's why people gotta stop creating new variants; that's why people gotta stop spreading the virus

When new variants are created, that's one more difference step away from the original virus. As more and more variants are created, that's more and more different from the original virus

Now think back: the vaccines were created when there was only the original virus - they were created to train your immunity to recognize the original virus. So the more and more different the new variants are, the less and less likely your immunity will recognize the new variants

Again, that's why people gotta stop creating new variants; that's why people gotta stop spreading the virus

Now, some protection is always better than no protection at all. Thus, vaccinated people whose immunity still somewhat recognizes the new variants, is always better than unvaccinated people whose immunity don't recognize the new variants at all

And that folks, is how biology works. It's not magic mumbo-jumbo

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Apparently some pro-vax nutter was stirring up the crowds in Alabama last night.

Got roundly booed for his efforts.

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Tomorrow, FDA will give full approval of the Pfizer vaccine. No longer "experimental".

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No, the vaccines work, but of course only within the functional span they have been designed for and within their efficacy percentage range.

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According to that link only half of the states even report.

No one has attempted to slip that fact past you. But well done for catching it! Well done.

Of those states that do report, the figures are pretty consistent. But if you have chosen to believe either that the figures are cooked, or that figures from the non-reporting states would show something completely different, that can't be helped.

I just very strange that hundreds of random public figures have breakthrough cases but no one else?

Your counting is strange. It's unlikely that you could actually list hundreds, though it would depend how low down the fame-o-meter you want to go in deeming someone a "public figure". However, according to the CDC, over 169 million Americans were fully vaccinated as of August 19. There is plenty of potential in numbers like that for breakthrough cases. You really should go back to the clinical trial figures, then perhaps the penny will drop for you. 94% efficacy for Moderna, 11 symptomatic cases out of 15,180 fully vaccinated subjects in the 1.5 month efficacy assessment period; 185 symptomatic cases out of 15,170 subjects in the placebo group.

Scale 15,000 up to 150,000, 1.5 million, 15 million and beyond, and increase the time period from 1.5 months to 8 months. Real world conditions. More infectious variant circulating. Report breakthrough infections whether symptomatic or not. Have you understood yet what would happen to 11/15,000?

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About 3 weeks left on the "vaccinated people are the same as unvaccinated people" zombie lie.

I wish we could top reading their lies in three weeks,, but as long as media outlets publish zombie lies, the lies will continue to be spread.

In cyberwar the truth is attacked by lies. And repeated.

The global far right, aided by state sponsored flamers and trolls from authoritarian states like China, Russia, Turkey, Iran and other nations use cyberwarfare tactics and have long been able to get a range of media, including their own, to help spread their lies as those states fan flames in democratic nations.

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600K+ dead. If we were all magically vaccinated January 2020, only 30K would have died.

The vaccines work.

Some people will still get sick.

Some people will still die.

Most people ~98% will not, if they are vaccinated.

People who don't have a medical reason for not getting vaccinated are afraid of the wrong thing. Humans are bad to picking between the more likely ways to be harmed.

My point is. Not being vaccinated is foolish at this point and has been for 3 months. It isn't about freedom. It is about taking a clear, safe, step, to protect yourself and your family and your neighbors and your country.

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The majority of Black Americans have chosen to remain unvaccinated.

The alt right, QGOP and others in white supremacist movements around the globe' play what they call 'race cards' in their ongoing attempts to fan flames and further divide peoples.

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So are the vaccination centres recording the races of the people?

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doesnt change the fact that the majority of Black Americans are unvaccinated.

So any restrictions on entrance or freedom of movement will disproportionately exclude people of color from being able to be part of society. (which used to be called "segregation")

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The right loves to blame minorities to take the focus off themselves. It works towards their culture wars.

And they think they're any different than the radical left.

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60% of Black Americans aren't allowed to eat in a restaurant in San Fransisco.

60% of Black Americans remain unvaccinated in the whole country

We don't know the % unvaccinated Black Americans in San Francisco

The % unvaccinated Black Americans is heavily weighted among the southern US states

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