Suddenly the Biden administration, through the CDC, shares part of what they’ve known for quite a while about COVID-19 “breakthrough cases” among the vaccinated population of this country. [emphasis added to quotes]
A leaked document reveals
a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data from outbreak investigations and outside studies showing that vaccinated individuals infected with delta may be able to transmit the virus as easily as those who are unvaccinated. Vaccinated people infected with delta have measurable viral loads similar to those who are unvaccinated and infected with the variant. …
The data and studies cited in the document played a key role in revamped recommendations that call for everyone – vaccinated or not – to wear masks indoors in public settings in certain circumstances, a federal health official said. …
One of the slides states that there is a higher risk among older age groups for hospitalization and death relative to younger people, regardless of vaccination status. Another estimates that there are 35,000 symptomatic infections per week among 162 million vaccinated Americans.
And nobody has a clue as to how many asymptomatic infections per week occur among the vaccinated. All of which simply confirms speculation made here in our last few posts, as well as elsewhere.
Finally the media are reporting on the odd coincidence that just as Biden declared all clear for the vaccinated to stop masking up and social distancing, the CDC changed the way they counted breakthrough cases. This oddity was noticed at the time by astute observers of how the Biden administrations’ collective minds work:
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped comprehensively tracking what are known as vaccine breakthrough cases in May, the consequences of that choice are only now beginning to show.
At the time, the agency had identified only 10,262 cases across the U.S. where a fully vaccinated person had tested positive for Covid. Most people who got infected after vaccination showed few symptoms, and appeared to be at low risk of infecting others.
But in the months since, the number of vaccine breakthrough cases has grown, as has the risk that they present. And while the CDC has stopped tracking such cases, many states have not. Bloomberg gathered data from 35 states and identified 111,748 vaccine breakthrough cases through the end of July, more than 10 times the CDC’s end-of-April tally.
One might almost deduce that the non-political and wholly scientific CDC had no interest in finding evidence of breakthrough cases that could put the kibosh on Biden reaching his July 4 deadline of 70% of the population vaccinated.
Just as there’s “no evidence” of fraud in the 2020 election, because officials deliberately didn’t look for it and continue to throw roadblocks in the way of any audit attempt to find it, there was (until now) very little evidence of breakthrough cases because the vaccinated weren’t being tested, deliberately, unless hospitalized with/for COVID-19 symptoms and apparently the CDC was hiding the stats.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
While the media and the Democrats focused on blaming the unvaccinated for the delta variant outbreak in southwest Missouri, a “red” state, they mostly ignored the corresponding outbreak of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, a “blue” state.
That outbreak began after the Fourth of July, and grew in the following weeks:
The outbreak quickly grew to the hundreds and most of them appeared to be vaccinated.
As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak. Among those living in Massachusetts, 74% of them were fully immunized, yet officials said the vast majority were also reporting symptoms. Seven people were reported hospitalized.
The issue of breakthrough cases also became uncomfortably obvious when a large group of Democrat legislators from Texas flew together on private planes and brought their own little super spreader event among the vaccinated to Biden’s front door.
On July 22, Democrat Senator Markey of Massachusetts demanded answers:
In the letter to the CDC, Senator Markey requests responses to questions that include:
Why did the CDC announce that it would no longer require states to report information to the CDC on breakthrough cases that do not require hospitalization?
What action is the CDC undertaking to monitor breakthrough cases for people who are not hospitalized?
Is the CDC collecting and publishing racial, ethnic, gender, age, and location data on these breakthrough cases, including people who are not hospitalized?
Does the CDC plan to update its public health guidance, including testing and masking guidance, for fully vaccinated individuals regarding breakthrough cases?
Is immunity from vaccines decreasing in light of these breakthrough cases?
This letter somehow seems to have escaped much public attention (although it’s perfectly understandable that the complicit, Bidenphilic media would bury it).
When even Democrat senators begin to demand answers of Biden’s administration, they know they’re in trouble. They had no choice but to do something. Thus, a new mask mandate for the vaccinated, but
what difference, at this point, does it make?
You’re not going to hear anything but rationalizations and excuses. You won’t hear any admission of error, no confession that they mishandled the situation. Nor will you hear any apology.
In other words, don’t hold your breath waiting for them to answer all of Senator Markey’s questions, one of which others would like to hear the answer to, as well:
“The more data you have, the better decisions you can make. So why would they knowingly turn away data which historically has been really important to have?” said Michael Kinch, director of the Center for Research Innovation in Business at Washington University in St. Louis. “For an administration that said they’ll be driven by the science, it makes no scientific sense.”
Fauci knew. Biden knew. The CDC knew.
Why did it take from July 22 (at the latest) until today for them to admit it?