Anyone notice the NSW department of health has changed their weekly Covid surveillance to “a new succinct weekly overview report,” which suppresses vital and embarrassing information. Knowledge is power and the apparatchiks know that, if little else.
The last old-style report was issued on 3 March. It covered the period from 26 November to 12 February. It showed (page 8) that 79 percent of those who suffered “a severe outcome from Covid (ICU or death),” had received “at least two effective doses” of the vaccine.
While 79 percent is less than the proportion of the population vaccinated, as the report never fails to point out, we are not told the morbidity status of the unvaccinated and how that might have deterred them from being vaccinated. In other words, the information put out is inadequate to draw reliable conclusions.
However, 79 percent is a high percentage of those sick and dying however you figure it. And the numbers behind the percentage? 1,411 people in NSW, in the period under consideration, “protected” by the vaccine (what a laugh), seriously succumbed to one extent or other to the disease. Some protection.
I saw the CEO of Pfizer on tele the other day spruiking a fourth dose. Got to do something to boost the sagging share price. Apparently three doses don’t cut the mustard. Cut to Australia and the news that cruise ships could start up again provided everyone on board had two doses. It’s mind numbing.
What is the point of two doses if three doses are insufficient? It’s pure theatre. Nothing at all to do with health. Of course, it hasn’t been anything to do with health for a long time. Now it’s just bleedingly obvious.
We all need to move on. We, people of common sense, who realise death existed before Covid, have already mentally moved on. Covid is in the rear-view mirror and rapidly receding from sight.
However, don’t expect politicians and health bureaucrats to move on as easily. Power is corrupting and they’ve become addicted. Petty tyrants. I’m not sure they will ever let it go. They now know that by creating needless alarm they can pretty much do as they wish. Nervous Nellies, who surprise-surprise form a majority of the population, will readily fall into line. Will anything ever be the same?