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I live in Ontario, Canada. We have ‘doctors’ who come on the tube on a fairly regular basis to remind us that we should get vaccinated. The vaccines are “Safe and Effective.” And, you know, “do it for your grand-dad or grand-ma.” But yesterday this doc comes on and tells me that 99.6% of everyone dying of COVID in our overstretched hospitals right now are unvaccinated people. He couldn’t believe it when he read the numbers. He had to read them twice. But it was true! 99. 6% of those dying were without vaccine protection. Here, you can have a listen for yourself to Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, the Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit:


Now I’m reading this piece by Mathew Crawford: Probable Misclassification of Vaccine Deaths as COVID-19 Deaths: The Chloroquine Wars Part XLIV

The first paragraph or so of Crawford’s piece reads as follows:

Recently, I’ve seen various media reports such as this one from Bloomberg stating that 99.2% of recent U.S. deaths were among unvaccinated individuals.

(AP) — Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.

An Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows that “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of more than 107,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. That’s about 1.1%.

And only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average.

This tale strikes me as fantastical given that those most at risk presumably front-loaded U.S. vaccination data. How could U.S. results possibly differ so dramatically from those in the UK (herehere, and here) where most COVID-19 deaths are occurring among the vaccinated population despite a similar vaccination rate (using an almost identical set of vaccines) even more targeted toward high risk individuals? If the vaccines were quite so fantastically effective, and the U.S. even somewhat front-loaded those of high risk, we would expect deaths to have fallen off the map precipitously, not gradually as took place.

Note that both Bloomberg and Dr. Paul Roumeliotis seem to be reading from the same script. Indeed, how could both the U.S. and Canadian results be so similar while at the same time differing “so dramatically from those in the UK” given the same vaccines and vaccination rates?

In light of Crawford’s excellent piece, the 99.2% and 99.6% claims do appear to be fantastical tales fashioned to an obvious purpose.