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Sun Aug 1, 2021, 02:55 PM

Breakthrough infection reporting sucks!

Breakthrough infections appear to be rare but the reporting by states isn't very good. Half the states don't seem to keep stats. Others don't report very often. The CDC stopped keeping track of asymptomatic breakthroughs in May. You would think they would want that info in light of the recent evidence of transmissibility. There is some information but we could use a lot more.

https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/covid-19-vaccine-breakthrough-cases-data-from-the-states/

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Tomconroy Aug 2021 OP
paleotn Aug 2021 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2021 #2
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #3
Fiendish Thingy Aug 2021 #4

Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:02 PM

1. Yep. Blind spots in the data. I hate blind spots in the data.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:05 PM

2. It bothers me a lot that I keep on seeing reports of breakthrough cases

with no corresponding report of unvaccinated people getting sick. It's as if everyone really is vaccinated, and the only cases are the breakthrough ones.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:15 PM

3. I was looking for info on asymptomatic breakthroughs,

But it doesn't seem to be out there. If you can transmit while being asymptomatic, you would think they would want to know how many there are. The CDC does surveys.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:54 PM

4. Reporting raw stats without context is unethical journalism that is potentially lethal

Despite all the hysterical click bait headlines, the big picture reality is that the large majority of vaccinated people are protected from severe illness and death should they become infected with the delta variant.

The poor reporting by the MSM is getting translated via social media to “they lied to us, vaccines don’t work, and now they want us to wear masks again and get booster shots”. This is coming from average people, not Anti vax RWNJs.

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