A recent release of data from an important study by the Department of Defense (DOD) merits very serious attention. It is called the Project Salus study. One indication of how important the data are is that the official website giving the data was taken down. (It is still available on this site.) A logical interpretation is that the federal agencies running the pandemic, namely NIH, CDC and FDA, were upset with the data I am about to give you. Why? Because the data undercuts the establishment’s argument in favor of COVID vaccines and its downplaying of breakthrough infections. It should be noted that this study has received no attention by mainstream media.
The title of the report is “Effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Against the Delta Variant Among 5.6 Million Medicare Beneficiaries 65 Years and Older.” It is dated September 28, 2021.
The DOD study got access to the medical data for those people who were fully vaccinated. Of that group, 2.7 million got the Pfizer shot and 2.9 million got the Moderna one. Here are key findings:
- There were 161,000 breakthrough cases.
- There were 33,000 hospitalizations.
- There were 10,400 intensive care unit admissions.
- There were 3,381 deaths for a death rate of 2.1%.
The first reaction from establishment vaccine advocates is that all these numbers are very small percentages of the total sample of 5.6 million fully vaccinated people. That is correct. All that illustrates is the tyranny of small percentages when looking at health impacts of vaccines.
But there are reasons why the DOD data undercount the true negative impacts of breakthrough infections. The principal one is the study followed CDC procedure in not counting any negative health impacts occurring within 14 days of the last vaccine shot. This is important, because some analyses have found that high fractions of negative health impacts, such as vaccine induced blood problems happen within a few days of vaccination. This omission is a deliberate deception aimed solely at undercounting negative health impacts of vaccines.
Declining vaccine effectiveness
The deaths are important because they show the true limitation of current COVID vaccines. It is now recognized that the effectiveness of them quickly diminishes over time. Generally speaking, after about six months they become ineffective. It was found in this study that breakthrough infection rates 5-6 months post-vaccination are twice as high as 3-4 months post-vaccination. Also noted was that the data showed that mRNA vaccine effectiveness falls short of what was predicted in the drug company studies that got them FDA sanctioned.
An unpublished graph of CDC data (made available on a Rational Ground newsletter, October 14, 2021) showed a marked increase in COVID deaths in hospitals starting in April 2021, rising from 3.1 to 15.1 percent for vaccinated patients in May 2021. This corresponds to the five months since the onset of the mass vaccination program; a period when vaccines lose their effectiveness. As time goes on, more people lose protection from vaccines causing more breakthrough infections.
This serious decline in vaccine effectiveness should lead rational, objective people to conclude any vaccine that provides only a few months of protection should not be described as a medical solution worthy of wide use and mandates. And, in terms of ineffectiveness against the Delta variant, does it make sense to believe that requiring repeated booster shots of the same vaccines will produce better results? At best, they may only delay breakthrough infections.
Impacts of being vaccinated
There have also been reports that very high fractions of hospital admission in the US are for fully vaccinated people. One whistle blower reported that while the vaccination rate was less than 50% in the community where she worked, about 90% of hospital admissions had been fully vaccinated.
And it has been reported from several states that 40% of hospitalized COVID patients had been fully vaccinated, including from New York. Since July 1, nearly 40% of all Onondaga County residents who tested positive for the novel coronavirus had been fully vaccinated.
Recently reported for Maryland was that over the past three months in Anne Arundel County, about 30% of the people hospitalized with COVID are fully vaccinated. In neighboring Howard County health officials said roughly 30% to 40% of people hospitalized with COVID are fully vaccinated. That is a lot of breakthrough infections.
A recent report from Public Health England shows that 163 of the 257 people (63.4%) who died of the Delta variant within 28 days of a positive COVID test between February 1 and June 21 had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
A very important finding of the DOD study that in itself deserved attention by mainstream media was that the one variable that explained substantial resistance to serious negative health impacts from breakthrough infections was natural immunity resulting from prior COVID infection.
If we want to face reality with honesty, then natural immunity must be viewed as the enemy of mass vaccination. That governments refuse to credential natural immunity as they increasingly mandate vaccination is a disgraceful rebuttal of medical science. Indeed, there is now indisputable medical evidence that natural immunity is more effective, especially against variants, and longer lasting than vaccine immunity. All this makes it a threat to mass vaccination.
St. Lukes University Hospital in Pennsylvania has recognized natural immunity by offering their workers with it at least a one-year deferment to get vaccinated. With workers in many sectors refusing vaccination even with loss of their jobs, with a huge impact on our economy and society, perhaps the federal government and major companies will be compelled to act in a similar fashion by recognizing natural immunity.
Vaccine immunity impacts
Finally, this newly reported research is worth noting: a high viral load has been found in “158 of 232 unvaccinated (68%…) and 156 of 225 fully vaccinated (69%…) symptomatic individuals.” This means there was no difference between the symptomatic vaccinated and unvaccinated in terms of who was carrying, and therefore spreading, the virus. It also found high viral loads in “7 of 24 unvaccinated (29%…) and 9 of 11 fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals (82%…).” This means, among asymptomatic individuals, the vaccinated had a higher percentage with a high viral load.
A valid conclusion is that the unvaccinated who catch the virus are more likely to be at home in bed with symptoms, while the vaccinated who catch the virus (breakthrough infection) may often have no symptoms and hence continue their daily routine unknowingly spreading the virus. This is why many medical experts refer to the vaccinated as super spreaders. Indeed, the eminent Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of mRNA vaccines, has emphasized that vaccinated people in their normal activities are “going to be spreading the virus like crazy.”
As to breakthrough infections and deaths, what must be remembered is that there is likely to be a lot of COVID virus circulating, mostly Delta variant now. And that is happening as fully vaccinated people have declining vaccine effectiveness. And booster shots just delay such a loss. All of this means increasing breakthrough cases, some of which result in death, especially in the most vulnerable, that is, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems (like Colin Powell), and those with serious comorbidities, including obesity. Vulnerable vaccinated people should consider a weekly dose of ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, and daily doses of vitamins C and D and zinc and quercetin. All these would serve to prevent COVID infection and strengthen your immune system.