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I tell anti-vaxxers I know that everyone will get the COVID at some point because low vaccination rates have let it get out of control. You just want to make sure you're fully vaccinated for when you do get it, to help keep you from dying.
People will get assault weapons anyway, and shoot up schools, movie theatres, churches, malls, and workplaces. ASSAULT WEAPON BANS DON'T WORK!
We're just sitting ducks because they couldn't possibly pass laws and enforce them, to keep us alive. How ever do they prevent this in every other nation on Earth?
Too many are hearing / seeing the insidious “vaccines don’t protect from infection” so are basically giving up and assuming everyone will get it so why risk the boosters? Hell, far too many didn’t even follow through with the second shot of mRNA to get fully vaxxed. I really long for the days when we respected experts and realized our own ignorance about many things. Knowing how to assess risk and having sufficient reading comprehension to actually understand things written at or above 11th grade level seems way out of the question now.
The phrase "Correlation does not prove causation" is important to understand, but it's above the comprehension level of too many Americans. It could be re-phrased as "After does not mean because."
The title is misleading and does not correlate with its main finding:
"As a group, the unvaccinated remain far more vulnerable to the worst consequences of infection — and are far more likely to die — than people who are vaccinated, and they are especially more at risk than people who have received a booster shot."
1. This newspaper article may have a base rate fallacy. They should have presented per capita death rates.
2. This graph from the UK shows that old people must get booster shots! Look at the 80+ group.
"The difference between the two groups is not statistically significant."
Yes, it does seem to be within the error bars. The error bars for "Partially Vaccinated" group are longer than the ones for "Not Vaccinated." I suppose that is because there are not many 80-year-old British people who are only "Partially Vaccinated." It is a small data set, so it has a large margin of error. From what I have heard, just about every old person in the UK has been fully vaccinated.
In Japan, NHK reported that 60% of population has been boosted. They are having a huge surge in infections. Obviously, breakthrough infections. That's the bad news. The good news is that deaths have hardly increased. In previous surges, deaths tracked total cases in the same ratio every time.
Japanese people I know say the surge was probably caused by a recent 3-day weekend when many people went travelling all around the country -- as they did before 2020. I think it might be a little soon for that, but I can't judge. Most people are still wearing masks as far as I know.
FYI. UK vaccination statistics.