A Harvard study concluded that increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States. Wait, what?
A Harvard study looked at COVID-19 data provided by the Our World in Data for cross-country analysis, available as of September 3, 2021.
The study included 68 countries that met a specific set of criteria:
- countries that had second dose vaccine data available
- had COVID-19 case data available
- had population data available
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The Harvard study was also listed in the European Journal of Epidemiology.
The last update of data was within 3 days prior to or on September 3, 2021. For the 7 days prior to September 3, 2021, they computed the COVID-19 cases per 1 million people for each country as well as the percentage of population that is fully vaccinated.
For a country-level analysis for the United States, they applied the White House COVID-19 Team data available as of September 2, 2021. The study excluded counties that didn’t report fully vaccinated populations percentage data yielding 2947 counties for the analysis.
They gauged the number and percentages of counties that had an increase in COVID-19 cases by levels of the percentage of people fully vaccinated in each county.
Long story short, they discovered that at the country level; they found that there is no discernable relationship between the percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 infection cases in those last 7 days. In fact, the analysis of the data showed a marginally positive association that countries with higher numbers of fully vaccinated people have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.
Israel, which has over 60% of its population fully vaccinated, has the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million in those last 7 days.
Get this, countries like Iceland and Portugal that have over 75% fully vaccinated populations both have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries like Vietnam and South Africa that only have roughly 10% of their populations fully vaccinated.
And guess what? The median new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in US counties over those last 7 days is very similar across the categories of percent population that is fully vaccinated. And the numbers are similar within categories of percentage population fully vaccinated.
Conclusion: There appears to be no significant evidence of COVID-19 cases decreasing with a higher percentage of population fully vaccinated.
This is not to say that people who want to get vaccinated shouldn’t. But it does make a good argument against the Democrat tyrants who are trying to force American citizens to get vaccinated even if they don’t want to. People like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who wants to force everyone to get vaccinated, should read the study. Oh, wait! That’s right. I found the study on the NIH’s website!
Dr. Fauci is pushing vaccine mandates, and if I’m not mistaken at one time, he said if it were up to him there shouldn’t be exemptions. Does he even read his own department’s website? He is one of the egg heads working for the government who keeps telling us they are following the science, yet he has never mentioned the Harvard analysis of the COVID-19 data that is sitting on his department’s website.
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