(Mile High Evening News) A recent study released by the CDC purporting to show superior immunity in vaccinated individuals versus those who have recovered from COVID-19 (natural immunity) defies the rules and practices of statistics to reach a politically necessary conclusion about the “vaccines.”
The study directly challenges a much larger paper from Israeli researchers that showed four times as many vaccinated people being hospitalized with COVID-19 as those with natural immunity – and fifteen times as many over the summer.
Journalist Alex Berenson exposed the CDC’s politically motivated “study,” writing:
…the Centers for Disease Control, America’s not-at-all-politicized public health agency, released a new study purporting to show that vaccination protects against Covid infection better than natural immunity. Of course, a wave of stories about the benefits of mRNA vaccination followed.
…the CDC study is meaningless gibberish that would never have been published if the agency did not face huge political pressure to get people vaccinated.Alex Berenson, from his Substack article.
Berenson dissects the CDC’s “study,” noting a “bizarre” study design, the choice to examine the vaccine’s “happy valley” of effectiveness (before the “immunity” wears off), and the lack of included data on the total participants in the test groups:
Then the researchers decided to compare two groups – people who had definitely had Covid at least 90 days before and received another Covid test around the time of their hospitalization and people who had been fully vaccinated at least 90 days (but no more than 180 days) before and received a Covid test around the time of their hospitalization.
This choice is also bizarre. Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this date range is designed to make the vaccines look as good as possible by testing in the happy vaccine valley, the short period when mRNA vaccines are at maximum effectiveness (in fact, they are probably starting to lose it by the sixth month).
But more importantly, this criteria excluded the VAST majority of the people hospitalized with Covid-like illnesses or tested for Covid.
Only about 1,000 people out of the 200,000 people hospitalized for Covid-like illnesses over the eight months had a previous documented Covid infection. (Given the fact that at least 20 percent of Americans, and probably more like 40 percent, had had Covid by the spring of 2021, this is a strikingly small percentage – and certainly doesn’t suggest long Covid is much of a threat.)
And only 89 of those 1,020 people with natural immunity tested positive. In contrast, 324 out of the 6,328 vaccinated people who met the study’s criteria tested positive.
But isn’t 324 more than 89?
It sure is. And the CDC didn’t have – or didn’t publish – figures on how many people were actually in the two groups – those with natural immunity and those infected. Instead it compared the PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS in the two groups.
Berenson continued to take apart the absolutely awful “study,” revealing that the number of hospitalizations in the naturally immune dropped precipitously over the summer of 2021 while hospitalizations among the “fully vaccinated” took off:
Interestingly, the number of hospitalized people with natural immunity actually fell sharply over the summer, as Delta took off. About 14 people per month were hospitalized in the winter and spring, compared to six per month from June through August. (Remember, this is a large sample, with hospitals in nine states.)
But the number of VACCINATED people being hospitalized soared – from about three a month during the spring to more than 100 a month during the Delta period. These vaccinated people still were less than 180 days from their second dose, so they should have been at or near maximum immunity – suggesting that Delta, and not the time effect, played an important role in the loss of protection the vaccine offered.
Alex Berenson has been on top of the true nature of the pandemic from the beginning, offering enough substantial rebuttal to the official narrative to get himself kicked off of Twitter. Fortunately, Twitter is not the arbiter of truth, and Berenson continues to dig into the truth behind the pandemic on Substack.