I just am in disbelief that once more we are going into full-blown panic mode, closing schools, limiting business activities, treating people who have a cold as though they are ebola victims. I am beyond words to express my concern that we have learned absolutely nothing and come to no understanding about the nature of what we are dealing with. It is as though the people who run the country have a suicide wish–a desire to completely destroy our society. They are well on the way.
The response to the epidemic has been completely unbalanced and has ignored the wider public health effects of response measures. As a result people have missed a lot of health care and suffered a lot of mental and behavioral problems, including greater drug and alcohol abuse. And they are dying as a result. I firmly believe that when properly attributed, there will be more deaths from the responses than from CV-19. Here is a story in which a life insurance executive describes the large rise in deaths in adults between age 18 and 64, a rise which is not due to CV-19 alone, but primarily to missed health care leading to exacerbation of serious illness. (LI Story)
The research of course is Moronic heavy. The study compares outcomes in the first three days after patients were infected with Moronic and after Delta. I am always a little cautious about these comparisons because if they are don’t at the same point in a variant wave, there could be confounders. Even adjusting for vax status, the risks of serious illness and outcomes for Moronic were substantially lower. Children, already at miniscule risk from CV-19, were at even less risk from Moronic. But let’s keep making them mask and miss school, because, well, science, at least science in an alternative universe. (Medrxiv Paper)
This study attempted to ascertain the ability of the immune response from individuals with different infection/vax histories to fend off Moronic. Moronic was not easily neutralized by persons who were vaxed but had no history of a Delta or other variant breakthru infection. Those with a breakthru infection, in contrast, had a very strong reaction that did neutralize Moronic. In addition, the longer the time interval between vax and breakthrough, the stronger the antibody response against Moronic. This suggests that memory B cells take a while to mature and organize a strong response. Somewhat bafflingly, the authors did not study the role of earlier infection or of infection alone, but they were using health care workers, and very few may have been unvaxed. (Medrxiv Paper)
Another paper that compares antibody response from vax and infection. It also found Moronic most resistant to neutralization and found very wide variation in individual neutralization levels. Vax appeared to elicit stronger response to Moronic than did prior infection, particularly after a booster dose. (Medrxiv Paper)
According to this study, among people who had a known contact with someone with CV-19, the vaccines were 70% effective in preventing infection, versus 80% among persons with no known contact. Time since vax was not included as a factor. (Medrxiv Paper)
Canadians too have learned that the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines against Delta infections lessens quickly, although this study found that a booster kicked it back up to 93% initially, but both two doses and a booster were relatively ineffective against Moronic, with an protection level of only 37%, which also will likely decline. (Medrxiv Paper)
This research from Houston finds a very rapid takeover of cases by Moronic, but more were in younger patients (likely a vax effect), the rate of hospitalization was substantially lower, length of stay was lower and in general there was much less serious illness. In addition, the rate of breakthru infections was very high. (Medrxiv Paper)