There have been a lot of questions raised about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, especially considering vaccine mandates and the lockdown of people who are not vaccinated, as the vaccinated get some of their rights back.
Let’s look at the data for NSW and see how the vaccines are performing. From the 16th June 2021 to the 25th September 2021, there have been 6,494 cases of COVID-19 in individuals who have received at least one dose of vaccine. Far more than the narrative that you get from mainstream media who claim breakthrough cases are a rarity. This represents 13.3% of all COVID-19 cases over this period. Then there is a larger number of 12,560 cases (23.6%) that the vaccinations status is still under investigation.
Whilst most hospitalisations were in the unvaccinated, a considerably large number of patients were hospitalised despite receiving two doses of vaccination with 369 double vaccinated cases hospitalised representing 4.6% of cases, a further 477 cases had received one does representing 5.9% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients. This was a total of 10.5%, with another 23.3% of patients’ vaccination status under review.
Out of the 298 deaths in the reporting period, 60 deaths were in patients who had received one dose, representing 20.1% of all deaths. That is one in five deaths receiving at least one dose of vaccination. In the double vaccinated, 32 patients died representing 10.7% of all COVID-19 deaths. The vaccine status of a further 10 deaths is still under review.
With such large numbers of cases occurring in the vaccinated, isn’t it time we rethink these mandates that are forcing those that wish to remain unvaccinated to have to choose between body autonomy and their career and/or their right to go into certain shops and venues?