By Sebastian Stefanov
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the world focuses on Ukraine, inflation, gun control, and abortion, one little news gremlin is enjoying his time in the shadows: the ineffectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines. Let’s take a look at how badly these vaccines are doing around the world.
(All percentages are rounded and represent at least one dose unless stated otherwise.)
Israel – 72% vaccinated
Israel doesn’t have a high rate of full vaccination (66%), but the country eagerly embraced all proposed boosters: four. Despite all that, Israel experienced the highest Covid death rate on record this year.
Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway – 84%, 83%, 81% 79% vaccinated
All Scandinavian countries, except Sweden, recently got obliterated by Covid-19. Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway each documented their highest death rates, some beating their records multiple times in the last few weeks.
What is worrisome is how long the waves are lasting. Last year, Denmark’s wave lasted from the middle of November till the middle of March. This year it started at the beginning of November, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up. This year’s footprint is quite troublesome in all four countries.
Canada – 86% vaccinated
Canada did not beat its record death rate, but the latest wave started a month earlier and has thus far left a similar number of victims to last year. In other words, the vaccines did nothing.
Japan – 82% vaccinated
Japan recently experienced its worst death rate this year, doubling its record. Masks and isolation didn’t help either.
Australia – 87% vaccinated
Covid-19 is raging like a bushfire in Australia. The country recently experienced a death toll four times higher than ever before during the pandemic, and the fire is still raging.
New Zealand – 84 % vaccinated
New Zealand recently pulverized its all-time death rate. Maybe they will have more success containing cow burps.
South Korea – 88% vaccinated
Once a shining example of how to deal with Covid-19, South Korea is now at the foot of a monstrous death spike. This is despite 86.95% of the population being fully vaccinated.
Hong Kong – 89%
The chart speaks for itself. Either the vaccines didn’t work, or the lockdowns only postponed the inevitable.
Malta – 92%
Another country that beat its record. Malta even imposed fresh new lockdowns in January while the population was over 90% vaccinated.
Singapore – 92%
Singapore is one of the most vaccinated countries, and they recently destroyed their all-time Covid-19 death record… twice.
It should be noted that many of those countries did have strict lockdowns while they vaccinated their populations, so one might argue that those who were going to die only postponed their fate.
(Here is a comparison between largely unvaccinated Afghanistan and fully vaccinated Canada. )
This logic justifies the ignored and censored scientists from Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford behind The Great Barrington Declaration, who suggested only protecting the most vulnerable with rising vaccination rates; one should not expect record-breaking deaths at this stage.
It is also true that the above numbers are relative and might not look so scary compared to other countries. But since each country has its own culture and healthcare system, as well as additional testing and recordkeeping practices, analyzing a nation’s progress over time offers excellent insight.
Additionally, one might look at the low death rate of highly vaccinated countries like Portugal or Spain and claim the vaccines worked. But a high vaccination rate doesn’t guarantee a low death rate; the above stats undeniably prove it.
At the very least, we can surmise that the world has implemented a completely ineffective strategy, the success or failure of which depends on variables other than Covid-19 vaccines.
Finally, we have to ask ourselves: since the vaccines failed so miserably, why are the media not shining a light on it? Why is this gremlin kept in the dark? Is it because our news acted like PR agencies? Remember that when the next big thing comes around.
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