More of Dave Dixon’s stellar work. This is the proportions chart, just showing the relative contribution of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the fully vaxed and the unvaxed. All my usual caveats apply about the categorization of people, reporting lags, etc. But notwithstanding boosters, etc., etc., you see the steady movement upward in the proportions. And again, this isn’t vaccine effectiveness, the case rates and a per capita analysis are more important for that. But it does reflect where the burden of resource use and serious illness is coming from and it does feed the terror campaign. Still waiting for the IB to apologize for his October deaths statement. Look at the current report–over 50% of deaths are in the fully vaxed. Dave’s notes again, for all the people who think we make this up:
1. The table and chart are updated for new data released by MDH on 11/29/2021, for the week starting 10/24/2021. The source is the data file https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/vbtcounts.xlsx found on MDH web page https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/vbt.html. Other than adding data for the week of 10/24/2021 there are no changes to data for the prior weeks.
2. The data provided in the data file vbtcounts.xlsx is used without modification, other than to sum the weekly events and compute the breakthrough proportion. Vbtcounts.xlsx provides breakthrough and non-breakthrough cases, hospital admissions, and deaths for each week listed.
3. MDH defines a breakthrough event as a Covid case, hospital admission, or death that occurs 14 or more days after completing the vaccination shots (not including boosters).
4. The data published by MDH in this data file contains cases for those 12 and over only. Including cases for those under 12 would tend to decrease the breakthrough proportions somewhat for cases, but almost not all for hospital admissions (because there are so few admissions for those under 12), and even less for deaths.
The breakthrough proportions of the weekly totals for cases (43.3%), hospital admissions (34.7%) and deaths (54.7%) are all the highest yet reported.