The unresolved debate on Covid vaccines

The unresolved debate on Covid vaccines. By Ramesh Thakur.

The latest weekly data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), covering weeks 40–43 for 2021, confirm the pattern of double and higher rates for the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated for those aged 40-79. …


I’ve drawn my own chart on infections using the tables from week 44; and on infections, hospitalisation and mortality trendlines from weeks 36–44 …




The heavy concentration of Covid dead among people in aged care institutions suffering from multiple comorbidities means that significant numbers of these people would have succumbed within a year or so anyway. Thus the Italian Higher Institute of Health recently adjusted the number of deaths caused by (not with) Covid since February 2020 from over 130,000 to under 4,000.

By contrast post-vaccination illnesses and deaths are not attributed to the vaccines unless investigations confirm a causal link, so the benefits are not assessed against the risks of serious side effects. Vaccinations also create evolutionary pressure on a virus to mutate into new variants, says the French virologist Prof. Luc Montagnier, the 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medicine. …

The more highly educated people remained the more vaccine-hesitant between January–May. Vaccine-hesitancy ranged from 7.3-9 per cent in computer/mathematical professions and educators to 14.5 per cent among healthcare workers. More than half of the hesitants expressed concerns about side-effects and lack of trust in the Covid vaccines and over a third said they didn’t need it or didn’t trust the government.

People in healthcare or those who work with numbers are the most likely to not want the vaccine. There’s a hint there.

hat-tip Stephen Neil