The Most Heavily Vaccinated Areas Are Reporting Higher COVID Numbers
Strangely, it's not getting a lot of media attention
One of the most consistent and repetitive phrases we heard from the media, “experts” and politicians over the past year has been that getting vaccinated was the key to “ending COVID.”
They’ve endlessly and patronizingly lectured the public that doing “the right thing” by getting vaccinated was key to reducing the spread of the virus, and would lead to lower rates of infection and the elimination of future surges.
The issue is that nearly a year and a half into the rollout of the vaccines, we’re seeing the exact opposite result unfolding.
Areas with the highest vaccination rates are reporting the highest case rates, and often higher than average hospitalization rates.
This shouldn’t be too surprising given the poor track record of policies based on vaccine related discrimination, but the scale of the issue is being completely ignored by those who have pushed the hardest for the return of mask mandates and vaccine passports.
It’s part of the same COVID story we’ve seen play out time and time again — supposed “experts” and politicians make predictions which turn out to be completely inaccurate, with little awareness or willingness to learn from their mistakes.
But even a cursory glance at the current data shows how profoundly wrong they continue to be.
For the past year and a half, Vermont has achieved one of the world’s highest vaccination uptake percentages — nearly everyone in the state has been vaccinated to some extent.
That might sound hyperbolic, but it’s a literal truth — 94% of the entire population has had at least one vaccination dose, according to the CDC. Not the population over 12, or over 5, the entire population.
And that’s not even the most impressive figure.
100% of those over 70 in the state are fully vaccinated.
That is not a misprint:
While it might be a stretch to suggest that quite literally every single person in the state over the age of 70 has been vaccinated, it’s remarkable that uptake has reached these extreme percentages.
98% of those between the ages of 65-69 are fully vaccinated, and well over 80% of those over 65 in Vermont have had *at least* one booster dose.
These are well beyond the percentages that world leading “experts” like Dr. Fauci claimed would be enough to eliminate the possibility of surges and maintain low rates of spread.
So what’s actually happening?