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20 of 26 COVID-positive residents in a Kentucky nursing home outbreak were fully vaccinated a month earlier
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Andrew W
2021-04-30 11:52:45 UTC
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A CDC report blames an unvaccinated healthcare worker for an outbreak; data
compares a population of four unvaccinated elderly residents to the rest of
the group.

Nearly half of the 46 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in a Kentucky
nursing facility in March had been fully vaccinated against the virus more
than four weeks earlier, according to a report from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention released last week.

Twenty of the 26 COVID-positive residents and four of 18 COVID-positive
healthcare personnel had received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-shot
coronavirus vaccine at on-site clinics January 10 and 31, a full month
before the outbreak on March 1, making them “breakthrough” vaccinated cases
of COVID.

Two additional COVID-positive residents who had been fully vaccinated eight
days before the outbreak were excluded from the CDC’s analysis.

When the outbreak occurred, 79 of 83 nursing home residents had been fully
vaccinated, including more than 90 percent who had received both Pfizer
doses a month earlier. CDC experts insist the vaccine should be fully
effective two weeks after vaccination.
Among staff, 61 of 116 (52.6 percent) received both shots a month before the
outbreak and another five had received their second injections at a clinic
in February.

Data from four unvaccinated residents
No healthcare workers, vaccinated or unvaccinated, were hospitalized or
died.

Three residents died. One was fully vaccinated. Two were not, according to
the CDC.

These would have been two of only four residents of 83 in the facility who
chose not to be vaccinated and there is no indication from the CDC why they
declined to be vaccinated.

The CDC report acknowledges that “the health status of residents who
declined vaccination might have differed from those who consented to
vaccination.” In other words, they may have been extremely ill or frail or
in palliative condition near death, although the report does not describe
their condition.

Based on the data of four unvaccinated individuals of unknown condition, the
researchers led by Alyson Cavanaugh of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence
Service concluded that unvaccinated residents had three times higher rates
of infection as those who were vaccinated residents (75 percent vs. 25.4
percent).

5,800 ‘breakthrough cases’
The other 22 cases would have been counted among the 5,800 American
“breakthrough” cases of coronavirus among fully vaccinated individuals
reported to the CDC up until April 13, including 74 deaths.

The CDC report did not identify the nursing home in the state of Kentucky
where the outbreak occurred in March. In February, in an apparently separate
incident, three nuns at St. Walburg convent in Kentucky died and 28 were
infected though they had recently received a first dose of coronavirus
vaccine.

Prior infection?
“It is a good bet that most, if not all, of the sisters of St. Walburg have
been naturally infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus — AND that they were
infected at around the time of their first vaccination,” Pennsylvania
immunologist Hooman Noorchashm wrote in an open letter to the Sisters of St.
Walberg after the incident, imploring them to be tested for infection before
taking a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

“It is my opinion as a physician and immunologist that persons with recent
or occult SARS-CoV-2 infections may be at risk of harm from indiscriminate
COVID-19 vaccination — especially the elderly and frail with cardiovascular
disease,” he said.

Noorchashm suggested that the sisters first have their blood tested for the
presence of IgG antibodies and to perform another PCR assay for the virus
immediately before any planned vaccination.

“If you are positive for either of these tests, it is my recommendation that
you delay your second shots for a minimum of 6–8 months,” he said, though
the sisters were scheduled to have their second shots in May.

If blood tests revealed any nuns to have had a recent natural infection,
then they would already “almost certainly” be immune and vaccinating those
with recent or current natural infections would risk reactivating, or
activating, a “potentially deadly inflammatory response in their bodies,” he
said.

The CDC report did not consider the possibility of the vaccination campaigns
having activated a dormant infection.

Symptomatic index case
The CDC report blames an unvaccinated, symptomatic healthcare worker at the
facility for the outbreak and used the incident to highlight the
“imperative” that all healthcare personnel, as well as nursing home
residents, receive experimental coronavirus vaccines. The vaccines have only
been given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration. Some media followed with reports that an unvaccinated worker
had set off a coronavirus outbreak, “killing 3 residents.”

The CDC report did not explain how a symptomatic healthcare worker was on
duty at the facility where it said personnel were screened daily for the
coronavirus beginning a year earlier in March 2020 and have undergone
twice-weekly SARS-COV2 testing since November 2020. It also did not explain
how that person was identified as the “index case” when other vaccinated and
unvaccinated workers were infected.

“Despite the overall numbers that occurred during this outbreak, vaccination
was associated with a lower risk of being infected, lower risk of developing
symptomatic disease, and lower risk of hospitalization and death,” Melissa
Brower, a public affairs specialist at the CDC, said in an e-mailed
statement. “In fact, vaccination was 86.5 percent and 87.1 percent effective
against symptomatic COVID-19 in residents and healthcare personnel,
respectively.”

The report estimated vaccine effectiveness against coronavirus infection
among residents was 66 percent and among healthcare workers, who had a
larger proportion of unvaccinated individuals, was 75 percent.
4many
2021-05-01 02:47:13 UTC
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The vaccine may not absolutely PREVENT you from
having a C19 infection. You really ought to read up
on this stuff. What the vaccines DO is prevent it from
being a SERIOUS infection ... and apparently greatly
reduce the amount of virus you might spread to
others.

Well worth it.
Andrew W
2021-05-01 05:28:05 UTC
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Post by 4many
The vaccine may not absolutely PREVENT you from
having a C19 infection. You really ought to read up
on this stuff. What the vaccines DO is prevent it from
being a SERIOUS infection ... and apparently greatly
reduce the amount of virus you might spread to
others.
Is there some evidence of that or is it just what the drug companies claim?
Some people are putting the same amount of faith in drug companies, which
have been caught lying and doing illegal practices, as theists put in their
gods.
Post by 4many
Well worth it.
Buyer beware. Think. Research.
This whole killer virus global pandemic really smells like a scam. It's just
like what all those killer virus disaster movies depicted.
The establishments often put these scary ideas in people's minds before
carrying out the real thing. That ensures maximum effect.
4many
2021-05-04 02:59:54 UTC
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On Sat, 1 May 2021 15:28:05 +1000, "Andrew W"
Post by Andrew W
Post by 4many
The vaccine may not absolutely PREVENT you from
having a C19 infection. You really ought to read up
on this stuff. What the vaccines DO is prevent it from
being a SERIOUS infection ... and apparently greatly
reduce the amount of virus you might spread to
others.
Is there some evidence of that or is it just what the drug companies claim?
Some people are putting the same amount of faith in drug companies, which
have been caught lying and doing illegal practices, as theists put in their
gods.
Post by 4many
Well worth it.
Buyer beware. Think. Research.
This whole killer virus global pandemic really smells like a scam. It's just
like what all those killer virus disaster movies depicted.
The establishments often put these scary ideas in people's minds before
carrying out the real thing. That ensures maximum effect.
PLEASE go visit beautiful India ......

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