TODAY in NSW, 88 per cent of alleged covid decedents were ‘fully’ and triply ‘vaccinated.’ Now the new normal, the inoculated death toll has caused embarrassment and consternation to state CHOs for weeks. Originally, there was a sense of didactic – even smart-arsed – vindication when most of the dead were unvaccinated. More recently, the same officials started arguing most of the deceased were un-boosted. This was statistical rubbish because the cohort that had received a third needling was relatively small. There were few of them in hospital because there were few of them anywhere. Now that the number has grown, triplers are starting to figure more prominently in the daily grim list. The percentage will increase in coming weeks and months.
The obvious argument from mathematics for this phenomenon is that if the vast majority of people are ‘vaccinated,’ then proportionately fewer are being hospitalised or dying than the unvaccinated. Of all the ad hoc apologetics heard from vaxxer maximalists in covid pressers, this might seem the least saleable but its logic is undeniable. It’s also dishonestly simplistic marshalled as a cautionary tale. We know nothing about why the unvaxxed were unvaxxed but most of them were tangentially vulnerable, possibly with little or nothing to gain from the products. More importantly, experts and politicians didn’t tell the public that vaccination would land them on the sunny side of an actuarial technicality. They told their fear-enthralled listeners they would not become ill, not be hospitalised and not die. That was a grotesque untruth, mathematics or no.