It’s not vaccinated people that are dying

Numbers don’t lie. It’s the unvaccinated that die.

Of the 8,787 people who have died in Texas due to COVID-19 since early February, at least 43 were fully vaccinated, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.

That means 99.5% of people who died due to COVID-19 in Texas from Feb. 8 to July 14 were unvaccinated, while 0.5% were the result of “breakthrough infections,” which DSHS defines as people who contracted the virus two weeks after being fully vaccinated.

The agency said nearly 75% of the 43 vaccinated people who died were fighting a serious underlying condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer or chronic lung disease.

Additionally, it said 95% of the 43 vaccinated people who died were 60 or older, and that a majority of them were white and a majority were men.

DSHS noted that these are preliminary numbers, which could change because each case must be confirmed through public health investigations. Statewide, more than 50,000 people have died of COVID-19 since March 2020, but the rate of deaths has slowed dramatically since vaccines became widely available in April.

Dr. David Lakey, the chief medical officer of the University of Texas System, said people succumbing to the coronavirus despite being vaccinated was “not unexpected.”

“No vaccine is 100%,” said Lakey, who is also a member of the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 task force. “And we’ve known for a long while that the vaccines aren’t 100%, but they’re really really good at preventing severe disease and hospitalizations. … There will always be some individuals that will succumb to the illness in the absence of full herd immunity.”

He added that 0.5% is “a very low number of individuals in a state of 30 million. … In the grand perspective of everything, that’s not a large number that would call into question at all the use of this vaccine.”

I should note that some of those 43 vaccinated people who died may have had other comorbidities, we don’t have enough data on that. But still, we’re talking a tiny fraction. One out of two hundred. Which group would you rather be in?

Need more? Go look at these charts from the CDC, one of new COVID cases and one of COVID deaths. The spike in new cases is much higher than the increase in deaths, because vaccinated people who still get COVID get a much milder version of it. They don’t go to hospitals, and they don’t die. If more people were vaccinated, that first chart wouldn’t have that big uptick in it, either.

And one more thing:

Just three states are now driving the pandemic in the United States, as the divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated regions of the country becomes ever more stark, as the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.

Forty percent of all new cases this week have been recorded in Florida, Texas and Missouri, White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients revealed at a press briefing Thursday.

Florida alone accounts for 20 percent of all new cases nationally, Zients pointed out, a trend that has stretched into its second week.

Zients added that “virtually all” hospitalizations and deaths — a full 97 percent — are among unvaccinated people. “The threat is now predominantly only to the unvaccinated,” he said. A few vaccinated people do experience so-called breakthrough infections, but they tend to experience only mild COVID-19 illness, or no illness at all.

Encouragingly, Zients said the five states that have experienced the most significant rise in infections — Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Nevada and Missouri — all also saw vaccination rates beat the national average for a second week in a row. But because immunity takes two weeks to develop, and the Delta variant spreads so rapidly, the benefits of the increased uptake of vaccinations may not be evident right away.

Singling out the three states where infections are now spiking could have the effect of putting pressure on elected officials there to do more to encourage vaccinations.

One of those elected officials is Greg Abbott, and we know how much he cares. But maybe some other people are less resistant. The numbers don’t lie.

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20 Responses to It’s not vaccinated people that are dying

  1. voter_worker says:

    The defiant photograph of Stephen Harmon (RIP) that’s making the rounds is haunting.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    You have to question why the government pushes so hard for people to be injected, and at the same time works equally hard to keep people from effective treatments, like HCQ, ivermectin, and the MATH+ protocol. Why not emergency use authorization to make those drugs OTC? I mean, why not, for reasons other than there isn’t the money to be made allowing consumers to buy cheap drugs that there is with the government buying uber expensive experimental drugs.

    If we’d put 1/10th the focus on making treatments available that we did on the injections, the virus would probably have already washed on through, and we’d have that ‘herd immunity’ that we were told would end the panic.

    Despite the government assault on, and MSM propaganda war on these treatments, the word has gotten out, and people are finding ways to get those drugs. So here we are, at the beginning of the end. People worldwide are marching in the streets against the ironically named “vaccine passports.” The injection efforts here in the US have stalled, despite a juggernaut campaign of carrot and stick like I’ve not seen before in my lifetime.

    What does this mean? It means people have had enough. That’s it. We’re going to live our lives and not be bullied anymore. Population control by fearmongering is coming to an end.

    So if you think, “gee, these people who refuse the injections are the dumbest MF’s on the planet and the gene pool would be better without them,” then why are you complaining? Let them die off! Stop trying to save people who do not wish to be saved with your proposed solution! At the same time, stop trying to keep them from whatever treatments they choose to manage the Wu flu.

  3. voter_worker says:

    Does anyone REALLY want to be Stephen Harmon (RIP) Instagramming their own demise? Yes or no.

  4. Jason Hochman says:

    You have to consider that of the states leading in “cases” two of the three (Texas and Florida) are in the top 5 most populated states…more people means more “cases.”

    I have not seen any of The Science that links vaccination to milder cases. “Mild” is a subjective term, but we can define it as non fatal or not causing hospitalization. The less severe cases may be due to most of the vulnerable were sick and died in the initial infections, and those who did not get sick were among the first to get the vaccination. It may be that vaccinations are causing milder cases, but The Science has not shown that to be the cause.

    We have got to blame this on Trump, somehow. You don’t have to wait for a politician or TV man to tell you to get vaccinated, or require you by Fascism to where your mask. You can do these things by your own free choice.

  5. voter_worker says:

    No takers yet for their own personal version of Stephen Harmon’s (RIP) Odyssey from anonymous healthy young man to internet meme by virtue of dying of covid on Instagram? Peace out.

  6. voter_worker says:

    It boils down to “do I want to be in the ICU with covid when I could have gotten protected?” Anyone, no matter how obstinate or opinionated they may be, is capable of doing that thought experiment.

  7. Bill Daniels says:


    If we follow your logic, then all those killed, maimed and injured by the injections are supposed to feel regret for being injected with questionable, emergency use mRNA injections.

    So another question folks should ask is, “do I want to be in the ICU with injection complications, when I could have just said no?”

    Bottom line: Most folks who get the Wu flu will be fine. A few won’t. Most folks getting the injections seem to be fine (so far, we don’t know the long term implications yet). A few won’t.

  8. voter_worker says:

    The thing is, before you get it, you have no way of knowing if you will draw the death and/or debilitation card, or if you will draw the catch a cold card. I am proposing this thought experiment simply to shred through the bs and get someone, anyone, to imagine being tubed up in the ICU and raking themselves over the coals because they didn’t do a simple act of self-preservation. That’s it. This is all about imagining yourself getting an engraved invitation from the Grim Reaper and regretting that you failed to decline.

  9. Jason Hochman says:

    The thing is, the news likes to tell about people who “didn’t believe in Covid” but then they got it. Maybe died from it. But Covid isn’t caused by your belief or disbelief. If we believe in fairies, Tinkerbell will come back, but believing or not believing in vaccines doesn’t make you get sick.

    We should try to be more like Christine Chubbuck.

  10. Jason Hochman says:

    That NFL policy sounds terrible. What if a vaccinated team person with a breakthrough “case” infects the unvaccinated people? But they still get blamed, because, if they had gotten vaccinated, then they would have been the only “case.” What if one of the vaccines is more susceptible to breakthroughs, and the teams with a lot of people who get that vaccine are more likely to have an outbreak, which will be blamed on unvaccinated players.

    Of course all of the runaway Democrats who were “cases” claimed to have been vaccinated.

    The vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated is another play from the Democrat playbook. They should have to put their brand, “The Party of Hate” on everything they do. They have worked hard to divide the country, while bringing in new people across the border in order to brainwash them. They used the pandemic and vaccination to divide the people, and finger point, then they fired up racism as way to further divide the people.

    I don’t buy the faux populism of Trump, but the Democrats are not the party of the people. They said with business over unions. They are the dominant party of the wealthiest states, with the most elites with graduate degrees. They are the party of Wall Street.

  11. Mainstream says:

    Responding to Bill Daniels: “Most folks who get the Wu flu will be fine. A few won’t. Most folks getting the injections seem to be fine (so far, we don’t know the long term implications yet). A few won’t.”

    This is false equivalency. 610,000 deaths from COVID thus far in the USA, which is NOT just a few. 6,207 deaths from among the persons receiving the 339 million doses given thus far of anti-COVID vaccines, which IS a few, and not clear that all those deaths are resulting from or even linked to receiving the vaccine.

  12. voter_worker says:

    Maybe you could pitch your policy evaluations to the NFL and save them some headaches. Or, maybe they have a crack legal team that already advised them on this. Who knows? Meanwhile, word seems to be filtering out to various political players and opinionators that runaway infection rates are not a good look when it’s an obvious result of the messaging on vaccinations.

  13. Jason Hochman says:

    The NFL went woke, and like many sports, their popularity has suffered for it and fans are taking a knee on the games.

  14. voter_worker says:

    I know, it’s a crying shame, the loss of broadcasting, the empty stadiums, no press, mass fan defection to fútbol. The economic carnage beggars the imagination.

  15. C.L. says:

    Dr. Hochman, for an individual so self-professed to be a statistical guru…

    Viewership of NFL games has been declining for well over a decade (long before any ‘woke’ status), probably due to the fact that the average game contains 11-12 mins of actual ‘play’ and 2.5+ hrs plus of commercials. SuperBowl viewership peaked 4-5 years ago.

  16. Jason Hochman says:

    Yes, NFL games are very little actual play. And many of the plays end up being an incomplete pass, or a run for short gain.

    Probably that’s why the NFL was promoting videos of the big hits, but then, that causes brain injury.

    The older game videos from the 70s and 80s are interesting compared to games today. No replay after every play. No graphics and analysis…

  17. Bill Daniels says:


    ¿Por qué no los dos?

    This is a rare occasion where you and Jason are both right, at the same time. Yes, NFL ratings have been falling, also, yes, the NFL’s in-your-face anti-White, anti-American messaging has caused their ratings to drop even lower.

  18. Ross says:

    Bill, what makes you think the NFL is anti-American and anti-White? I don’t get that message, perhaps because I am not looking for it in every damned thing I watch.

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