BREAKING! Is The U.S.CDC Being Prevented From Reporting On COVID Vax Breakthrough Data?
Source: U.S. Medical News Nov 12, 2021 2 years ago
U.S. Medical News
: A confidential source at the White House has revealed that the current Biden Administration could be preventing the U.S.CDC and other health agencies including media controlled by them, etc from reporting on COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough data! Why?....no one has the answer!
Hence America is navigating its health policies and strategies including the urgent need for booster shots blindly.
It was reported that the U.S. CDC Agency does not report real-time breakthrough data as it was possibly being discouraged to do by officials from the Biden administration. Some states do compile these data but again are being prevented from making it public or it some cases it is being speculated that the data could have been manipulated due to directives from the White House.
As the winter season approaches and the holiday seasons approach, many Americans are weighing the risks of holiday gatherings and many are looking for data on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among the vaccinated.
That critical national information unfortunately is not being reported in real-time.
The U.S. CDC started publishing cases and deaths by vaccination status on its COVID Data Tracker for the first time in in mid-October but the information was only current as of September 4 and the page has not been updated since strangely. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status
Furthermore the U.S.CDC's page on breakthrough hospitalizations by vaccination status is only current through the end of August.
There is almost missing data for the last three months!
A professor of health policy and management at George Washington University on conditions of anonymity told media, "It's definitely a problem that here in America, we have not had real-time, reliable data on breakthrough infections."
She added, “Why should we be waiting until we see Americans end up in the hospital with breakthrough infections before we take action and recommend boosters more broadly?"
The U.S.CDC told certain medical media today that it would update its breakthrough case and death data in mid-November, to reflect data through October 2.
When asked by certain media as to why only early October?, the CDC said that's because the data are "reported based on when the patient was tested, not the date they died. Deaths usually occur up to 30 days after diagnosis. This is why CDC allows at least 4 weeks of lag time to link case surveillance data to Immunization Information System (IIS) and vital records data up to a month after the diagnosis."
However, some American states report their data on breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in real-time, or at least on a more regular basis.
Interestingly when certain media including U.S. Medical News
asked the CDC to clarify their reasoning, they refus
ed to respond.
When asked as to whether the Biden administration was stopping them from reporting real time data on breakthrough infections, hospitalizations and deaths, the CDC also refused to respond!
An epidemiologist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said CDC likely reasoned that a breakthrough death today reflects a vaccination status and infection from a month ago, as an infection wouldn't lead to immediate death.
However, he said, "It should still be possible to present cases and hospitalizations by vaccination status, not instantaneously, but without a four-week lag."
Many doctors and medical experts are worried about the control of such critical data in America and warn that for researchers, following the numbers in real time is crucial, as is having a way to communicate trends to the public.
Some commented, "Without a national, coordinated surveillance system that's publicly available, both of those are very difficult to do, and we're basically flying blind right now.”
However, despite the lack of national numbers, state-level data provide some insights into breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
However again, they are speculations that are not of these data is being manipulated to suit the agenda of the White House.
In a July 2021 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, it was found that 15 states were keeping regular tabs on breakthroughs, and more are doing so now. https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/covid-19-vaccine-breakthrough-cases-data-from-the-states/
It is now being reported that in states that have seen recent COVID-19 surges, breakthrough numbers can be substantial. In some cases, breakthrough hospitalizations in particular make up a significant proportion of overall hospitalizations.
The state of Colorado, which is facing a surge of infections, updates its breakthrough hospitalization data daily. As of November 9, current hospitalizations tallied 299 in vaccinated people and 1,127 in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people thus, about 21% of COVID hospitalizations occurred among the vaccinated in that state.
However, there is still a certain degree of inaccuracy in the data as those that already have received one shot are still being lumped together with the unvaccinated when an infection occurs!
Meanwhile in New Mexico which is also facing a surge in infections, 14.8% of hospitalizations and 19.6% of cases over a 9-month time period (February 1 to November 8) occurred in fully vaccinated people (and thus, proportions could be higher if focused solely on a more recent time period).
During North Dakota's peak October surge (the week of October 10), 57 fully vaccinated and 156 unvaccinated people were hospitalized that week, with the vaccinated accounting for about 27% of COVID hospitalizations albeit the numbers are small.
It was reported that during that week, 1,141 new cases in the state occurred in fully vaccinated people, compared with 3,172 in the unvaccinated, translating to 26% of new cases being breakthrough cases.
It is also important if data on what SARS-CoV-2 variants or sub-variants are causing these breakthrough infections in the fully vaccinated could be supplied on a case by case basis.
It has been claimed that older age and immunocompromised status increase the risk of a breakthrough infection, as evidenced by the CDC criteria for booster eligibility. Yet neither the CDC nor the states provided information about gender, race, and other demographics for breakthrough cases.
Some are claiming that the reluctance to disclose data on breakthrough infections, hospitalizations and deaths by the CDC and the Biden administration is due to the fact that such data could be misused by the anti-vaxxers to generate all kinds of public misinformation or campaigns to derail the current vaccination programmes and affect Biden’s promises.
As for booster shots, certain physicians and health experts are saying that breakthrough data shouldn't necessarily influence people's decision to get a booster. Instead, they should get a booster when they become eligible, regardless of the rate of breakthroughs.
One medical expert said, "Even if breakthrough infections did not exist, I feel the recommendation would be to get a booster when you need it It's also important to remember that vaccines still do an excellent job of preventing serious illness and death.”
Some compared getting COVID-19 after vaccination to getting the flu, with some exceptions.
Another expert commented on conditions of anonymity, "We have been willing to have holiday celebrations in the midst of flu season from the very beginning of time, for our country at least. But at the same time, we are dealing with a new disease that we don't have all the long-term data, and we don't know if we're going to be seeing a new wave. However public tracking of breakthrough infections among those with a booster, too, would be useful. Furthermore updated data would show the value of the vaccines to the still-hesitant, help science communication, and support regulatory decisions on booster shots for a wider swath of the population unless off course things are not what it seems….then we are really in one big mess!”
It is now being reported that that in some countries that have a high percentage of fully vaccinated among its population but are still witnessing new COVID-19 surges, the breakthrough infections among the vaccinated including hospitalizations is relatively high like in Singapore.
In coming weeks and months, we should have a clearer picture and we at Thailand Medical News expects a major development cum announcement that will occur sometime between November 20th
2021 to January 20th
2022 that will cause a major shift in the COVID-19 pandemic!
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