Thursday, August 26, 2021

Why? Why? Why?

Many colleges and universities instituted mandates that all students and staff were required to be fully vaccinated against Covid before the Fall semester began.

For example, here is the vaccination policy for the University of Virginia for the 2021/2022 academic year.


The University of Virginia reported that 97% of its students were vaccinated before classes began.

Last week UVA announced that it had disenrolled 238 students for not complying with its vaccine requirement.



Since there is so much talk about requiring vaccine mandates I thought I would check how those policies are working at some of these schools. 

This would seem to be a logical exercise to see how those early mandates are working before putting more mandates in place elsewhere.

How successful have these been been realizing that most students have only been back on campus for a week or two?

Let's look first at UVA.

Last year on August 24, UVA had 6 new cases. No one was vaccinated.

This year they have 15 new cases----a 150% increase. Almost everyone was fully vaccinated.

What about at Duke University which has also mandated vaccines for all students, faculty and staff?

Duke already has had 246 positive cases this month.


That is already a higher number of positive cases than Duke had in the entire Fall semester last year!


Note as well the massive difference in testing numbers compared to the positive test results.

Rice University has had 32 positive cases on campus in the last two weeks where 99% of undergrad students and 92% of faculty and staff are vaccinated. Last year there were less than 10 positive cases at the same point in the semester---a 200% increase.

The positive cases at Rice were revised downwards by about half (to the number shown above) when it was discovered that a number of tests were false positives. The early reports caused Rice to announce they were shifting to all online classes for the first two weeks.


Those early tests showed a 2% positivity rate that caused the shift to online classes. The revised positivity rate is .44% but that is still almost double the .24% that Rice had for the Fall Semester a year ago.

The narrative we hear is that if everyone got vaccinated we would have no problems.

That is supposed to be "the science".

However, these are communities that have almost everyone fully vaccinated and yet cases are much higher than they were last year when no one was vaccinated.

Why? Why? Why?

I keep asking that question.

I also keep wondering how does it makes sense to mandate these vaccines when we look at the data we have?

I also am at a loss as to why a booster shot of the exact same vaccines that are producing these results is a good idea when there has been absolutely no clinical tests of the effects of a third shot administered  within one year to any human being?

I have been on the record in these pages stating that it was my fervent hope that the vaccines would be as safe and effective as advertised.

However, I have also been on record as stating that I will follow the data to see where it takes me.

The national numbers in the United States do not provide much comfort in that regard right now.

New cases (152K) are now the highest since January 29.

New deaths (920) are the highest since March 29.

How often were you told by the "experts" over the last couple of months that what we were seeing was "a pandemic of the unvaccinated" as cases started to climb?

Is that the case on college campuses that have mandated the vaccines and there are almost no one who is unvaccinated? 

What do you call what is happening at Duke, UVA and other schools?

At some point, someone has to admit the obvious.

This is now happening in Israel.

Israel's Covid czar, Dr. Salman Zarka, has admitted that we are in "uncharted territory".

He also came to his conclusion in the same way I have. He is following the data.

“I don’t want to frighten you,” coronavirus czar Dr. Salman Zarka told the Israeli parliament this week. “But this is the data. Unfortunately, the numbers don’t lie.”

The Daily Beast reports on what the data says in Israel as I have reported in these pages before.

The massive surge of COVID-19 infections in Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries on earth, is pointing to a complicated path ahead for America.

In June, there were several days with zero new COVID infections in Israel. The country launched its national vaccination campaign in December last year and has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with 80 percent of citizens above the age of 12 fully inoculated. COVID, most Israelis thought, had been defeated. 

Fast forward two months later: Israel reported 9,831 new diagnosed cases on Tuesday, a hairbreadth away from the worst daily figure ever recorded in the country—10,000—at the peak of the third wave. More than 350 people have died of the disease in the first three weeks of August. In a Sunday press conference, the directors of seven public hospitals announced that they could no longer admit any coronavirus patients. With 670 COVID-19 patients requiring critical care, their wards are overflowing and staff are at breaking point.

Duke. UVA, Rice. Israel.

At what point is it obvious to everyone that something is amiss?

The numbers don't lie.

How long will it be before Biden, Fauci, Walensky and others admit it as well?

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