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COVID-19 – The Real Numbers

ByCharles E. Brown

Sep 12, 2021
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It is time to cut through all of the faux hysteria being generated by the Left. Last week, President Joe Biden put what may ultimately prove to be unconstitutional vaccine mandates into place. Of course, true to form, his many drone-like followers quickly jumped on the leftist bandwagon declaring that the president’s mandate was gospel-truth and not subject to any sort of rational debate. Unfortunately, after doing a little research on the internet, I discovered that they are very much open to debate.

Between July 2020 and May 2021 the CDC examined the samples of 1.5 million blood donors from around the country. The CDC was looking for evidence of either vaccinations or antibodies resulting from someone having COVID. Unsurprisingly, the media never bothered to report the startling results….nor did our president and his followers.

Apparently (and I am certainly not a scientist), it is possible for researchers to distinguish between immunity from vaccinations and natural antibodies. The population with the natural antibodies are referred to as “seroprevalence.” When the vaccinated numbers were combined with the seroprevalence numbers it was discovered that 83% of those 16 and older (children under 16 cannot donate blood) had immune protection against COVID.

Now, here is the really interesting numbers:

Of that 83%, 20% was seroprevalence. Researchers discovered that, based on the numbers of COVID cases reported, there were 2.1 cases for every one reported. This means there were nearly double the cases than were reported. Considering the 40-million reported cases, this means that 84-million people, or 25% of our population, are seroprevalent. Now add into that the 177-million people who are fully vaccinated and you have 53% of the population who are immune. Further, add into that another 10% of the population that have received the first dose which does offer some protection.

The CDC also discovered that reinfection of those who have had COVID is extremely rare. Further, there is general agreement among experts that, and I quote, “natural infection almost always causes better immunity than vaccines.” Further, the vaccinated breakthrough cases, for the most part, seem to be mild with a relatively quick recovery.

If you have your doubts about the CDC’s numbers, a separate study from Israel seems to have similar numbers….even with the Delta variant. As did another study by the Cleveland Clinic from December 16, 2020 to May 15, 2021.

Of course, we do not know the future course of COVID-19 and what new variants may emerge. But, to date, none of the variants have escaped vaccine or natural immunity protection.

Does this mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is about to be eradicated? NO!!! As this disease moves from a pandemic to an endemic the chances of serious illness and death will become slim. Considering the numbers shown above should people be ENCOURAGED to get vaccinated? YES….But the levels of hysteria being generated by the Left are really unnecessary. A hard look at the numbers clearly show that we are well on our way to turn COVID into a seasonal-flu-like nuisance than a life threatening event.

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