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Take the Jab and Live Forever!
Just don't die in the meantime
Like busses, you wait over six months for Office for National Statistics (ONS) data and then two publications come along within weeks. On the 21 February 2023 they released their deaths by vaccination status data set and yesterday they looked at “Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness estimated using Census 2021 variables in England between 31 March and 20 March 2022”.
There has been lots of analysis of the February publication so today I will look at the latest ‘vaccine effectiveness’ data.
But to give you a heads-up, it’s good news - take as many jabs as you can and your life will be extended! We are witnessing the results of a miracle cure. Squirt some in the eyes of a blind man and I wouldn’t be surprised if he could see again.
According to the latest data, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation for Covid was 52.2% for one dose, 55.7% for a second dose and 77.6% after your booster.
Vaccine effectiveness against Covid-19 mortality was 58.7% for a first dose, 88.6% for a second dose and 93.2% for a third dose.
One question that isn’t addressed properly in the ONS’s publication is why are you 100% MORE likely to be hospitalised with Covid three months after your first dose? An obvious answer to this is that someone who didn’t go on to get their second dose was probably too ill to do so and so perhaps were in and out of hospital anyway. They may have caught Covid in hospital or the test produced a false positive. Either way, the ONS just say that this may be due to not all confounding because of differences in health being taken into account. I think they should have looked at this further.
But now on to the interesting part that shows that any of their vaccine effectiveness statistics are nonsense - Non-Covid mortality.
As you can see, apart from the ‘First dose: after 3 months’ category, if you had a Covid vaccine you are less likely to die than those pesky unvaccinated individuals. Each group is adjusted three times. Firstly by age (light green), then by age and socio-demographics (light blue) and then fully (dark blue).
The fully adjusted data shows that if you have had three or more shots you are 50% less likely to die of ANYTHING than an unvaccinated person! It really is a miracle.
To be fair to the ONS, they admit as much themselves. They say “as coronavirus vaccination should not provide protection against non-Covid-19 mortality, we can use non-Covid-19 mortality as a control outcome to assess the amount of confounding left in our model. The risk of death would not be expected to differ between vaccination status groups if all confounding factors were accounted for, the vaccine has no effect on non-Covid mortality and all deaths caused by Covid-19 were accurately classified as deaths involving Covid-19… This indicated the presence of residual confounding, despite taking into account recent socio-demographic factors and different sources of health data”.
The confounding factors the ONS used to adjust the data were:
age on Census Day (21 March 2021)
self-reported ethnic group
region of residence
index of multiple deprivation
level of highest qualification
English language proficiency
National Statistics Socio-economic classification (NS-SEC)
key worker status, derived from Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2020
care home residency
long-term health problem or disability
self-reported general health
body mass index (BMI)
number of comorbidities as defined in the QCOVID model
hospitalisation within the last 21 days
But still, even after all those adjustments, the data shows the boosted are 50% less likely to die of anything, which is clearly wrong. This shows how inaccurate their data on vaccine effectiveness against Covid must be.
In the publication, they also say that “given instances of adverse events are rare, we can assume that the non-Covid-19 risk of death should be similar to, or close to, zero if there is no residual confounding. I wouldn’t assume anything, ONS, that’s not good scienceing. You should be open to the possibility that perhaps adverse events aren’t rare and the non-Covid risk of death isn’t similar.
And finally, a little trick which we’ve all come to know and love that completely muddies the water.
The unvaccinated group includes anyone who had a first dose less than 21 days ago. So for three weeks you count as unvaccinated even though you clearly are not. And the ONS are scratching their heads as to why the figures don’t add up!
Again, to be fair to the ONS, they have been clear that the unvaccinated group includes the <21 days first dosers and, according to them, this doesn’t apply to their February mortality statistics.
And finally, why does the data stop in March 2022 - a whole year ago? They have the data up to December 2022 because they used it in their February publication. As a sceptic I would look at the excess deaths rising from April 2022 last year and wonder whether there is any connection. I have asked the head of the ONS, Sarah Caul, as to the reason why, so will update with the answer if she responds.
So to conclude, either we have witnessed the invention of a wonder drug that reduces your risk of dying by 50% or the stats are wrong. And if these stats are wrong, how many of the other stats are wrong. And if these stats, a year later are wrong, how many of the stats from a year ago were wrong? You know, the ones that were used to sack people from their jobs, stop them from participating in society or travelling to other countries.
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