This is from Gunter Kampf, a German doctor who has previously written other letters to the Lancet that were published, including one I noted on this site several weeks back where Kampf said it was “wrong to call this a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing.
In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated). 12 of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts (39%) arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases.
Peak viral load did not differ by vaccination status or variant type []. In Germany, the rate of symptomatic COVID-19 cases among the fully vaccinated (“breakthrough infections”) is reported weekly since 21 July 2021 and was 16.9% at that time among patients of 60 years and older []. This proportion is increasing week by week and was 58.9% on 27 October 2021 providing clear evidence of the increasing relevance of the fully vaccinated as a possible source of transmission.
A similar situation was described for the UK. Between week 39 and 42, a total of 100,160 COVID-19 cases were reported among citizens of 60 years or older. 89,821 occurred among the fully vaccinated (89.7%), 3.395 among the unvaccinated (3.4%) []. One week before, the COVID-19 case rate per 100.000 was higher among the subgroup of the vaccinated compared to the subgroup of the unvaccinated in all age groups of 30 years or more.
In Israel a nosocomial outbreak was reported involving 16 healthcare workers, 23 exposed patients and two family members. The source was a fully vaccinated COVID-19 patient. The vaccination rate was 96.2% among all exposed individuals (151 healthcare workers and 97 patients). Fourteen fully vaccinated patients became severely ill or died, the two unvaccinated patients developed mild disease [].
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies four of the top five counties with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated population (99.9–84.3%) as “high” transmission counties [].
Many decisionmakers assume that the vaccinated can be excluded as a source of transmission. It appears to be grossly negligent to ignore the vaccinated population as a possible and relevant source of transmission when deciding about public health control measures.
Gross negligence is a crime, by the way.
Kampf has completely demolished the case for Vax passports and mandates. They are anti-science in every sense of the word.
Here is the chart that Kampf included:
The top black line shows the vaccination rate in people over age 60.
The gray line shows the percentage of symptomatic Covid cases among people over age 60 that were vaccinated.
This data is from Germany.
As you can see, between July 21 and October 27, the percentage of symptomatic Covid cases among the vaccinated increased from about 18% to nearly 60%.
All this can only lead to one conclusion: we need boosters!
They promised us the vaccine was going to fix everything. That turned out to be false.
Now they’re promising the boosters will fix everything. I am sure that will not turn out to be false.
Igor Chudov, who writes on Substack, made this good point about Kampf’s letter to the Lancet:
The largest significance is that the article WAS ALLOWED TO BE PUBLISHED BY LANCET. This means that the tide of scientists being scared by government/ globalists /Big Pharma funding is turning, and the truth is coming out at the highest levels of science such as the Lancet.
This reinforces my opinion that the Covid Cult is coming apart at the seams and the failure of “Covid vaccines” is no longer a secret.
The key to any sort of narrative revolution of information warfare is NOT to convince your crazy Fauci-worshipping neighbor. The point of it is to convince decision makers and opinions makers that they are holding onto untenable positions.
Please spread this article, or the Lancet article with your own comments, as widely as possible. It will make it increasingly impossible to ignore.
People who profess how they “believe in science” usually least understand science and can only understand Dr Leana Wen from CNN or Dr Fauci, so doubtfully they can even understand the text of the Lancet article. Please explain the meaning of this article to them. Tell them “the biggest medical science magazine just published an article saying vaccines are trash and do not even slow down the pandemic”.
If they show any interest, tell them that hundreds of thousands of terrified people are desperately seeking to get “un-vaccinated”. Ask them why do they want increasingly frequent boosters.
Great points here.
I went and read Igor’s article about the people seeking to get “un-vaccinated” after getting the vaccine. That is an interesting read to say the least. I’d recommend checking it out.