So as we all know by now, this pandemic would be over if we could convince (or better yet, just force) the 40% of the country that is not vaccinated (you know, the stupid people) to obey already. Conform, and take your experimental shots which have been shown to be less effective and more harmful than we told you they were! The new slogan out of the White House and the mainstream media is that this is now a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Seems some low level dictrocrat was eating lunch with other dictorcrats and vomited out this phrase half-consciously and that caused all the other jackwagons at the table to look up, doe-eyed, from their Twitter accounts, smile, and realize they’ve got it! The next great catchphrase simple enough for the morons they rule over to understand, and more importantly, fear.
This is the next in a long, glorious line of such "truths" over the last 18 months: 2.2 million Americans will die, two weeks to flatten the curve, masks protect you from others, hiding in your house is your best protection, you can never shake hands again, destroying your ability to earn a living is necessary, schools are a hellscape which must be eradicated, masks protect others from you, don’t kill grandma, masks protect you from others AND others from you, follow the science, you’re a science-denier, masks are a game-changer, junior will kill grandma, c’mon man, the darkest days are ahead of us, the darkest days are ahead of us, the darkest days are ahead of us (that was a popular one), superspreader events, post-holiday surges, six to twelve more weeks, 225,000 more Americans dead in December, the science has evolved, it’s your patriotic duty, if you’re fully vaccinated you don’t have to wear a mask, if you’re fully vaccinated you have to put your mask back on…and so on and so forth. Now it’s “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
This in fact may be true on some level – we’ll look at some interesting data in a moment, but this attempt by the government, with the help of their friends in the media to demonize those people who choose not to give up their autonomy in what used to be a free society, is an insanely dangerous thing to do. Now I’m not as educated as say, Anthony Fauci, but I’m pretty sure I learned that the last time a government and a complicit media tried to demonize a certain part of their population and turn the rest of the citizens against those “responsible” for perceived societal problems, things didn’t go so well. Hey look, something shiny! Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.
But one last thing on this particular topic. For those of you who think you “know” that those refusing vaccines are stupid, white, toxic males who all live in the South where all they do all day long is count their guns, chew tobaccee, and drink moonshine; where we all KNOW all the stupid people live, the actual data shows a different story (who’da thunk it?)
While it's hard to have accurate numbers, it appears that only about 32% of white folks are fully vaccinated, only about 23% of blacks, 27% of Hispanics, and 35% of Asians are fully vaccinated. Now I’m sure it’s possible that the almost 70% of white folks not vaxxed up all live in Mississippi, but I’m not sure there’s enough room for all those unvaxxed blacks, Hispanics and Asians to fit there as well. So maybe it’s possible that what you think you “know” about this pandemic isn’t actually true. Nah, that’s crazy. You’re smart after all.
Anyway, here’s some interesting data. The top five most vaccinated states are as follows (with vaccine percentage): Vermont at 68%, Massachusetts 64%, Maine 64%, Connecticut 63%, Rhode Island 62%. That’s an average vaccination rate of 64%. Then you have the five least vaccinated states: Alabama at 34%, Mississippi 35%, Arkansas 36%, Wyoming 37%, Louisiana 37%. That’s an average vaccination rate of only 36%. So that seems pretty clear. The five most vaccinated states are all in the northeast where everyone knows all the smart people live and the five least vaccinated states are where all the stupid people live. Now of course Wyoming is not in the south, but everyone knows Wyoming is just full of dumb cowboys who raise cattle that are causing global warming with their stupid cow farts so of course they would be moronic “anti-vaxxers” too. But the bottom line is that the five most vaccinated states have an average of an 80% HIGHER vaccination rate than the five least vaccinated states. Period, end of story.
So we have the five most vaccinated states – we’ll call that group 1, and the five least vaccinated states – let’s call that group 2 (see, I can count and everything). Here’s where things start to turn a little sideways. It seems that if we calculate the percentage of increase in daily cases for each group over the month of July (that’s when the whole “pandemic of the unvaccinated showed up), we see an average increase for group 2 (the dumb people) of about 499%. Wow, that’s a pretty substantial jump in daily cases, some might call that a “surge” or maybe a “spike” but whatever you call it, that’s a big increase. To be clear, that 499% represents the increase in cases being reported by a state each day for the month of July. So on July 1 Alabama reported 231 daily new cases and by July 31 they reported 1,965 daily new cases (a 751% increase of daily cases in that particular state for the month of July). That shows you that cases are indeed increasing in the lowest vaxxed states. Stupid anti-vaxxers! In comparison, when we look at the percentage increase in daily cases for group 1 (the smart people) we see an average increase of…553%. Wait, that can’t be right. Let’s see, move the decimal, carry the 1, cross the t’s, dot the i’s, take off my socks so I can count on my toes; nope, that number is correct.
One more time, here’s the question you’ve all come to know and love (and yet nobody has ever answered): HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
Let’s be clear because there’s more to the story. In terms of absolute numbers, group 2 is in fact way ahead on cases. Group 2 (the Neanderthals) started the month of July with an average of about 35% more total cases (354,000 cases on average accumulated since day one) than group 1 (261,000 for the science-followers). Also, group 2 started the month of July with an average of NINE TIMES MORE DAILY CASES. So clearly, things in states with less vaccination coverage are worse (at least comparing the top 5 to the bottom 5), but these numbers actually accentuate my point.
That being, how is it POSSIBLE that this is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, a slogan which is clearly designed to indicate that the vaccine will slow the spread of the virus (although even the government now admits the vaccine is not so good at doing that) and finally end this thing (until the next variant shows up, that is), if the states with the HIGHEST VACCINE COVERAGE have a GREATER SPREAD of the virus than the states with the LOWEST VACCINE COVERAGE? On July 1 you had the group 2 states with an average of 25% MORE TOTAL CASES, and 9 TIMES MORE DAILY CASES. This means group 2 had A NINE TIMES LARGER pool of Typhoid Marys set to infect others in the states with ONLY ABOUT HALF of the vaccine coverage of group 1 and fully two-thirds of their stupid populations UNVACCINATED. And yet group 1 (the smart people) saw a 10% GREATER GROWTH in cases over the month of July than did group 2. From what we’re told by the “experts”, group 2 should have had 5 times, maybe 10 times more cases than group 1, even if they both started out with the same baseline of cases. But the vaccine CLEARLY DID NOT SLOW THE SPREAD of the virus, and in fact somehow allowed for a HIGHER RATE OF SPREAD of the virus; by the actual data. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT? Cue the elevator music from The Blues Brothers…
Are the bulk of cases and deaths coming from the unvaccinated? Appears to be the case. Although you should unwad your bloomers and recognize that while “cases” increased about 463% nationally over the month of July, deaths only increased by 28% and stand at the lowest level we’ve seen since March of 2020. And while we are being told here in America by the “experts” that if not for the unvaccinated, COVID would be eradicated, the data out of the UK shows an absolute greater number of deaths (from Delta) in the fully vaccinated and a FIVE TIMES GREATER CASE FATALITY rate in the fully vaccinated than in the completely unvaccinated. So there’s that. Maybe the virus works differently across the pond. Hey look, something shiny!!
Is the vaccine slowing the spread of the virus? Not according to the data cited above it’s not. And those are actual mathematical facts. Not what some talking head or government “expert” tells you (while never showing you the data).
I see people on Facebook posting some cute little cartoon showing a bunch of sheep representing those who have not been vaccinated as not being afraid of a wolf who is trying to make them understand the danger they're in. And I see lots of other people “liking” it. The implication being the sheep are too stupid to recognize the danger they are actually in. The arrogance and derision is palpable. The funny part is that two of the four "reasons" the stupid sheep give for why they're not afraid are "Only old and sick are attacked by a wolf" and "A healthy well-trained body survives a wolf bite." Those two reasons are EXACTLY what has been shown to be the case by a year and a half worth of data. It must be really cool to be so confident in what you believe you “know” that you can make fun of other's beliefs on the grounds that you "know" better and at the same time be too arrogant yourself to recognize you're showing your own ignorance. That must be fun. But as I’ve often said, it really sucks when the facts get in the way of a good story.
You want to get vaccinated? Get vaccinated. You want to wear a mask or two? Have at it. You want to never shake hands with another human being again? You do you. But when it comes to those who don’t want to get vaccinated or wear a mask or hide under their bed; or who choose to not live in abject terror of catching a cold (which is pretty much the worst case scenario for about 99.8% of Americans after 18 months of this nonsense), and the way many so confidently look down their masked noses at them, maybe consider how many babies you’re throwing out with that bathwater of judgment your spraying around like watermelon at a Gallagher concert…
There's an old sort of gallows humor joke in medicine (and the military) that says "The operation was successful but the patient died." If the cost of "saving" society from a cold is destroying society by creating a caste system where the "untouchable" unvaccinated are openly derided and forced into some kind of second-class existence, where people can lose their livelihoods or get thrown out of school for not violating their sacred right to the autonomy of their own body, or where you have to "show your papers" to function in society, or where politicians and talking heads alike speak openly about making your life miserable if you don't conform, maybe that cost is a bit too high to "ensure" your precious "safety". Nah, let's keep going down this road, seems to be working out so far.