meanwhile, back in the northeast
covid hospitalizations among the old were surging out of season
i realize that things move pretty fast these days and that “out of season surges of covid hospitalization in the most highly vaxxed and boosted people in the US” is so “4 things ago” but this one has really been sticking with me as it seems to tie a lot of ends together around OAS, antigenic fixation, and the myths of severe disease suppression for current variants.
the trends in the northeast (apart from NH who is now rigging the definitions to avoid reporting apples to apples and will be omitted for that reason) look both out of season and increasingly worrying.
as our marker, i will continue to use the NYT data for “hospitalizations for covid” in the 70+ age group, a group that is 95% vaxxed there and heavily boosted as well.
this area continues to be about the only CONUS cases hotspot going (apart from what seems to be some border crossing issues in TX)
and it’s flowing into the hospitals. but it’s, for the most part, only affecting the old. and the pattern looks the same pretty much everywhere (and may be understated in recent days as this series can take time to fully update)
vermont is right at the highs from the january peak.
others are rising rapidly in a period that should be declining and all are up materially from a year ago.
as last year this time was dropping and this year is rising, expect this % variance to become more pronounced in coming weeks if this trend continues.
this looks nothing at all like herd immunity. this looks like the other thing…
two weeks ago, certain internet felines were heard to say:
well, the test keeps coming and so far, this looks like we’re seeing the signs of vaccine driven evolution driving covid to variants that are advantaged in the vaxxed and boosted and this is becoming an issue of severity on top of just spread.
this is, unfortunately, pretty much what was predicted here:
i keep hoping this is not going to be the awful set out outcomes that seem emergent and i could, of course, still be wrong, but in the battle of biology vs ideology, biology remains undefeated and the intersection of leaky vaccines and antigenic fixation is a very high risk place and that risk rises over time.
no one seems to want to talk about this trend just now, but i think it bears serious watching.
something untoward is going on in the northeast and if it keeps getting bigger at this rate, it’s going to pop back up on the radar soon.
I have the misfortune of living near DC. Anecdotally, the Vaxxed I know are getting covid like crazy. Not problematic, because they are young and healthy, but definitely out of season. And of course, they blame it on relaxing mask mandates in the area. It’s always the “unmasked” fault. It’s rampant on the neighborhood email lists. How would one concisely point out how idiotic this is without getting angry? Because I have a very hard time not getting incensed when I read this bullshit.
So, I'll give you the Big Pharma take from a kind of friend who manages mRNA clinical trials. She is not a stupid person, but she is in mass formation psychosis, aka brainwashing. I suspect many others in the lower levels of Big Pharma are as well.
A week ago, I texted her a study from Dr. McCullough about the innate immune system being destroyed by the vaxxines and asked her opinion. First, she said it doesn't matter, because C0VID has killed millions and there are NO OTHER medical solutions outside of vaxxines. NONE. The only solution are injections. She believes C0VID is fatal, even though my husband and I both had version 1.0 before the injections were available. I didn't even go to the doctor and cured it myself. She also claimed that they were publishing just to get attention, and that the study funding was likely compromised.
BTW... she is currently working on mRNA for flu, shingles and pneumonia. That's the next plan. More gene therapy for the proles. Her mid 20's son is having major cognitive issues; she blames "long C0VID." I suspect he is vaxxine damaged. But.. she won't/can't accept that, so I haven't told her. She is what some would call a lost cause.