Monday, November 1, 2021

Biden: Vaccinated are "not going to get Covid-19"

Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall | CNN - Daniel Dale & Tara Subramaniam:

July 22, 2021 - "President Joe Biden participated Wednesday [July 21] in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati. As he did at his February town hall, Biden made a number of false or misleading claims....

"Calling on Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Biden said, 'If you're vaccinated, you're not going to be hospitalized, you're not going to be in the ICU unit and you're not going to die.' In another exchange moments later, Biden said that even if vaccinated people do 'catch the virus,' they are 'not likely to get sick.' But then, during a third exchange, Biden said that since the vaccines 'cover' the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus: 'You're not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations'....

"Biden's second claim – that vaccinated people are 'not likely to get sick' – was accurate. But the blanket promises in his first and third comments – that vaccinated people are simply 'not going to be hospitalized,' 'not going to die' and, even with the very contagious Delta variant, 'not going to get Covid' – were inaccurate. Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective, and they sharply reduce the likelihood of infection, serious illness and death. However, contrary to Biden's categorical declarations, they do not guarantee that people will not get the virus or will not be hospitalized or die. Even vaccinated people on Biden's own staff have been infected. So have a senior aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, multiple Democratic state legislators from Texas who have been in Washington, DC, this month; and various other high-profile people....

"The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... notes on its website that 'vaccine breakthrough cases will occur, even though the vaccines are working as expected' and 'there will be a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized or die from Covid-19.'"

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Covid-19: Unvaccinated face 11 times risk of death from delta variant, CDC data show | British Medical Journal - Owen Dyer:

September 16, 2021 - "Unvaccinated Americans have died at 11 times the rate of those fully vaccinated since the delta variant became the dominant strain, indicate surveillance data gathered over the summer by the US Centers for Disease Control. Vaccinated people were 10 times less likely to be admitted to hospital and five times less likely to be infected than unvaccinated people, found one study that tracked adults across 13 states and cities.1

"Levels of protection were lower than were conferred by vaccines offered at the end of spring, the study found.... From 4 April to 20 June unvaccinated people died from covid-19 at 16.6 times the rate among the fully vaccinated (95% confidence interval 13.5 to 20.4). Between 20 June and 17 July that rate fell to 11.3 (9.1 to 13.9). Before 20 June admissions of unvaccinated people with covid-19 to hospital were running at 13.3 (11.3 to 15.6) times the rate among the vaccinated, but this had fallen to 10.4 (8.1 to 13.3) after that date. Unvaccinated people were infected at 11.1 (7.8 to 15.8) times the rate of the vaccinated before 20 June but at only 4.6 (2.5 to 8.5) times the rate thereafter. These figures represent declines in crude efficacy, for all vaccine types combined, from 94% to 91% for death, 92% to 90% for hospital admissions, and 91% to 78% for infection."

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