In my previous post I quoted the Australian newspaper editorial. It’s gift that keeps on giving. I expect that it will go on giving ineptly throughout this new year.
This from the last day of the old year:
The tragic death of a child who was Covid-positive in South Australia is a devastating reminder of how potentially dangerous the virus can be. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the child’s death, Premier Steven Marshall said.
I don’t like making any kind of point built on a child’s death. It is so sad and tragic whatever the cause. But how in the world does this kind of editorial ever pass muster at any sensible newspaper?
To the geniuses at the Australian. If the child did not die of Covid then it isn’t a devastating reminder of how potentially dangerous the virus can be. It’s most definitely, whatever the outcome, a devastating reminder of how dumb and irresponsible you are.
The same geniuses also drew attention to the UK parliament’s Jacob Rees-Mogg claiming that nine out of ten patients in intensive care in London were unvaccinated. Maybe, I don’t know. But, to balance the scales, and provide useful information, perhaps they might have also noted that the latest UK government Covid surveillance report (for the four weeks to December 16) shows that the rate of infection among the double vaccinated is higher than among the unvaccinated. My simple average across the age groups puts the comparison at 15.8 versus 12.7 per 1000.
A devastating potential conclusion: you’re at more risk of catching Covid from the vaxxed than the unvaxxed. HNY but beware the vaxxed!