A current research printed by King’s College in London, which operates the ZOE COVID Study app to watch COVID an infection and vaccination charges, discovered that, as of July 15, 2021, there was a median of 15,537 new every day symptomatic circumstances COVID-19 amongst partly or absolutely vaccinated individuals in the United Kingdom—a rise of 40 p.c from the earlier week’s whole of 11,084 new circumstances.1,2
Infections in Vaccinated People in U.Okay. Are Outpacing Infections in the Unvaccinated
The Zoe COVID Study, led by epidemiologist Tim Spector, MD, of Kings College in London, estimated that there have been 17,581 new every day symptomatic circumstances of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, or 22 p.c lower than the earlier week’s whole of twenty-two,638 new circumstances.
According to a press launch issued by the research’s authors, “With cases in the vaccinated group continuing to rise, the number of new cases in the vaccinated population is set to overtake the unvaccinated in the coming days.”3,4
On July 17, the U.Okay.’s Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, introduced he had examined constructive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus regardless of having acquired two doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s experimental AZD1222 COVID vaccine on Mar. 17 and May 16.5 In a message posted on Twitter, Javid wrote:
“This morning I tested positive for COVID. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild.”6
With a inhabitants of greater than 66 million individuals, two-thirds of adults in the U.Okay. have acquired COVID-19 vaccine, representing a complete of 82,592,996 vaccinations as of July 20. Some 46,349,709 Britons have acquired the first dose and 36,243,287 have gotten the second dose. The nation isn’t vaccinating youngsters.7
The U.Okay. is amongst the most extremely vaccinated nations in the world, however it’s experiencing a 3rd wave of coronavirus infections reportedly largely because of the unfold of the Delta variant of the virus.8,9 Other extremely vaccinated nations like Israel are additionally experiencing a brand new wave of coronavirus infections because of the Delta variant.
Most Infections in Israel Are Among Vaccinated People
In Israel, about 60 p.c of the nation’s inhabitants of 9.3 million has acquired at the very least one dose of a COVID vaccine. About 85 p.c of adults in Israel have been vaccinated. Yet most of the new coronavirus infections are occurring in vaccinated individuals.10
In early-July, former Health Minister Chezy Levy, MD confirmed that “55 percent of the newly infected [people in Israel] had been vaccinated.”11
There has additionally been a regarding rise in the variety of vaccinated individuals in Israel being hospitalized. An article in The Jerusalem Post final week famous that the Israeli Health Ministry reported 124 individuals had been hospitalized for COVID-19 on July 20 and that 65 p.c of them have been absolutely vaccinated. Of the 124 individuals, 62 have been in severe situation and 70% of these sufferers have been absolutely vaccinated.12
Earlier this month, the Health Ministry estimated that the Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 COVID biologic was solely 64 p.c efficient in stopping symptomatic infections of COVID-19, particularly these attributable to the Delta variant. But the effectiveness fee for Pfizer’s experimental COVID vaccine in stopping an infection (and transmission) may very well be decrease.13
“We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” stated Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.14
Infections in Chile, Seychelles and Mongolia Mostly in Vaccinated People
Another instance of a extremely vaccinated nation which has been experiencing a brand new outbreak of coronavirus infections largely amongst its vaccinated inhabitants is Chile. Of the hundreds of latest coronavirus circumstances being reported every day in that nation, 80 p.c of them are in vaccinated individuals. Chile has absolutely vaccinated 55 p.c of its inhabitants.15
The examples of the U.Okay., Israel and Chile, in addition to different extremely vaccinated nations like the Seychelles and Mongolia experiencing coronavirus infections largely inside the vaccinated segments of their populations pose a dilemma.16 The governments of those nations must determine if the drawback is that not sufficient of their individuals have been vaccinated, or that the vaccines are merely not as efficient as initially assumed they might be.
Could Vaccinations Be Causing Rise in Infections?
There can also be a 3rd potential drawback which was raised by French virologist and Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier, MD in May 2021. In an interview with Pierre Barnérias of Hold-Up Media, Dr. Montagnier stated he believed that the mass vaccination applications for COVID may very well be inflicting SARS-CoV-2 mutations like the Delta variant and, thus, prolonging the pandemic.17
Dr. Montagnier defined that in every nation that undertakes a mass vaccination marketing campaign, “the curve of vaccinations is followed by the curve of deaths.” He stated that the COVID vaccines create antibodies that power the virus to “find another solution” or “die,” including that it’s the variants that “are a production and result from the vaccination.”18
Dr. Montagnier’s views are admittedly controversial. The thought that vaccinations may very well be exacerbating the COVID pandemic is maybe too troublesome an idea for presidency officers to think about. But this risk shouldn’t be dismissed outright.
One of the greatest explanations of this dynamic was given by Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in a 2011 interview when she described the evolution of pertussis micro organism to evade the vaccines:
“[E]very life form wants to live, wants to survive. Universal principle. And viruses and bacteria are no exception. And when you put a pressure on a virus or bacteria that’s circulating, with the use of a vaccine that contains a lab-altered form of that virus or bacteria, it doesn’t seem that it would be illogical to understand that that organism is going to fight to survive, it’s going to find a way to adapt in order to survive.”19