From CTV NEWS
Just like a book cover, sometimes numbers don’t tell the whole story.
That was the case Wednesday when Quebec’s latest COVID-19 update showed there were more vaccinated people hospitalized with the virus than unvaccinated people.
The daily update stated among the 15 people admitted to hospitals across the province due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, seven were unvaccinated, but eight had their second dose of a vaccine more than seven days ago.
But that doesn’t mean vaccines aren’t working, according to an infectious disease specialist who says it’s wrong to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated hospitalizations at face value for a number of reasons.
Dr. Donald Vinh, with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), says it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons without having all of the data, but notes one possible reason is that breakthrough infections can — and are expected to — occur because the vaccines are, as experts have said for months, not 100 per cent effective.
But sometimes a book cover nails the story. This article is mind-boggling. They finally admitted there are more people in the hospital who are vaccinated than unvaccinated, something that has been said for a long time. The “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is misinformation.
Notice how the “expert” reveals he doesn’t have all the data, and that it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons, the experts are certain the failure is not due to the vaccine. We don’t know what it is, we can guess, we can postulate reasons, but it can’t be vaccine failure. “Expert” logic.
Notice how they quote a study that has not been peer-reviewed (try that on the anti-COVID-vaxx side and get away with it).
The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, showed that two doses of the vaccine were associated with a 95 per cent reduction in the risk of hospitalization.
Then a few paragraphs later the article states:
On Friday, Quebec reported there were 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and the numbers were evenly split at 10 for vaccinated and unvaccinated patients
If vaccines are 95% effective, and you’re seeing numbers at 50%, why can’t you question the study? Yet, we’re asked not to compare apples to oranges. I don’t even know what that means.