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Covid Vaccination Rates Now Described as “Abysmal” by Public Health Official

Covid Vaccination Rates Now Described as “Abysmal” by Public Health Official

Clearly, plans to have covid boosters become part of annual vaccination routines are now in jeopardy.

I recently reported that only seven million Americans chose to get the new covid booster shots, despite heavy campaigning from health officials and Big Pharma.

The rates are now being described as “abysmal” by one health expert, putting in jeopardy plans to have covid boosters become part of annual vaccination routines along the lines of flu shots.

In the first month following the availability of the new COVID-19 vaccines, a mere 7% of U.S. adults and 2% of children received the shots, a rate deemed “abysmal” by one health expert.

Even among the demographics most vulnerable to COVID-19, the uptake remains distressingly low. As of Oct. 14, only about 20% of individuals aged 75 or older had been vaccinated, and just 15% of those between the ages of 65 and 74.

…The data released Thursday also indicated that nearly 40% of adults said they do not intend to get the new vaccine. A similar percentage of parents expressed reluctance to vaccinate their children.

During the meeting, Dr. Camille Kotton of Harvard Medical School raised alarm over the uptake, referring to the figures as “abysmal,” and called for improved public education efforts to bridge the gap.

Federal authorities had intended to make COVID-19 vaccination as routine as getting annual flu shots, but Dr. David Kimberlin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham expressed dismay at the challenge of effectively conveying that message.

“The recommendations are not being heard,” he said at Thursday’s meeting.

Even older adults are rejecting the shots, despite the fact that they tend to be more at risk for significant health effects associated with covid infections.

The uptake is weak even among those most at risk of severe illness. Only one in five people age 75 or older has been vaccinated, along with about 15 percent of those ages 65 to 74, according to the survey of nearly 15,000 people.

…Covid hospitalizations among adults aged 75 and older are two to three times as high as among those aged 65 to 74. Rates of hospitalization are highest among Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Black Americans.

Less than 1 percent of Native Americans and Alaska Natives, and 7.6 percent of Black Americans, had received the vaccine as of Oct. 14.

“I’m really disappointed in the low rates of vaccination, because I think it’s a major missed opportunity to improve our overall level of health,” said Dr. Camille Kotton, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an adviser to the C.D.C.

Perhaps the growing concerns about side effects associated with the vaccines, versus protections offered by natural immunity, is a contributing factor.

Vaccines for Covid-19 and influenza may slightly increase the risk of strokes caused by blood clots in the brains of seniors, particularly when the two vaccines are given at the same time and when they are given to adults who are age 85 and older, according to a new study.

The safety signal was detected by experts at the US Food and Drug Administration who analyzed data from Medicare claims.

It is the second study to find an elevated risk of stroke for seniors after Covid-19 and flu vaccinations given together.

Despite the disinterest and distrust, our press dutifully reports on the covid variants du jour.

A new Covid variant has become dominant in the U.S., but relatively few people have thus far gotten the new shots that could offer some protection against it.

The variant, called HV.1, replaced EG.5 as the country’s most prevalent this week, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The two variants are genetically similar versions of omicron.

HV.1 makes up around 25% of Covid cases now, up from around 1% at the beginning of August. EG.5, meanwhile, represents nearly 22% of cases, down from 24% at the start of the month.


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    CommoChief in reply to Stuytown. | October 28, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Not only that. The failure of the public health system to release safety data is a big factor as well b/c that’s something they have in their power to fix at present but have decided not to do so. Instead they are sitting on the data and brushing off FOIA requests which seems to indicate that the data won’t help them sell the Covid narrative. If it did they would likely release it much faster to reassure a skeptical public who remain hesitant.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to CommoChief. | October 28, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      Apparently, the body count isn’t high enough to change people’s minds.

      Mainly because everyone knows the body counts were inflated.

      Major car accident and died? COVID.

      Fall off a ladder while changing a light bulb? COVID

      If COVID could be connected in any way to a death, it was.

        True. I am referring to the safety data/adverse effects data that the govt compiled re myocarditis/pericarditis post Jab among other data. They keep making excuses not to meet FOIA requests.

        A cynical person, heck at this point a pragmatic person, should view that reluctance as a strong indication the data doesn’t support the approved Covid Jab narrative.

    diver64 in reply to Stuytown. | October 29, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Americans finally woke up to the fact that the Covid Hysteria was not about a health crisis but about government conditioning people to obey.

    The current rate of getting a Covid Booster are pretty much in line with the percentage of people at severe risk from Covid. Kids, unless they have an underlying health problem compromising their immune systems are in no danger. Kids are more likely to get hurt falling off a bike than from getting Covid.

Shouldn’t the emergency use authorisation expire with the end of the emergency? The only FDA “approved” version is not available.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to slagothar. | October 28, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Especially given the fact that the “strain of the week” made it hard to accept that a new “vaccine” could be produced in such a short time.

      I wonder if people finally noticed that the new Booster was not tested on humans but about a dozen lab rats then released upon us.
      I and a bunch of people like me never got a shot as we had serious questions about it from the start including the outlandish claims of 90%+ effectiveness and the lack of scientific data on testing or really anything to do with it to back up those claims about both safety and effectiveness. I’m still waiting for actual data.

        Subotai Bahadur in reply to diver64. | October 29, 2023 at 2:43 pm

        Data is not only information released. It is sometimes confirmed practical experience. One can argue that experience shows that on health matters there is a 50%+ chance that the government is lying.

        Subotai Bahadur

Not just that, but the CDC’s revenue from pet rocks and mood rings is also tanking.

They shot their credibility in the foot

“It is the second study to find an elevated risk of stroke for seniors after Covid-19 and flu vaccinations given together.”

And yet I have recently begun seeing TV ads from Pfizer urging exactly this.

Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.

When pancakes are hot, they sell like pancakes. When pancakes are cold, they sell like leftover covid shots.

There are too many ineffective medications with severe side effects on the market. CVS has ceased stocking cold medications like Sudafed and Dayquil because phenylephrine is worthless.

    RandomCrank in reply to txvet2. | October 29, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Phenylerphrine works. That decision was entirely political.

      henrybowman in reply to RandomCrank. | October 29, 2023 at 3:45 am

      Nowhere near as well as the original pseudephedrine. For many people the phenylephrine version is entirely inactive. I agree the decision was entirely political, but it had poor consequences.

    Dathurtz in reply to txvet2. | October 29, 2023 at 8:48 am

    My offbrand Sudafed has pseudoephedrine in it. Does the name brand not?

      henrybowman in reply to Dathurtz. | November 1, 2023 at 12:15 am

      Explanation here. Briefly, pseudoephedrine is a methamphetamine precursor, so “cooks” were buying it and turning it into meth. I presume your offbrand Sudafed is not OTC, you have to have a prescription and sign a logbook to get the stuff that works now.

If you look at COVID mortality statistics, you can see that, by the Spring of 2022, the worst of the pandemic was over. By the Spring of 2023, it was all over but the crying.

This is the crying. Health “officials” and journalists scream at people to get scared and obey, and no one listens.

    Olinser in reply to Flatworm. | October 28, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    And the so-called ‘mortality statistics’ were juiced to the gills because hospitals got extra federal money for labeling them death by COVID, so they tested literally every patient for COVID, and labeled pretty much anybody that tested positive as a COVID death, like the famous multiple gunshots but died of COVID.

      diver64 in reply to Olinser. | October 29, 2023 at 7:08 am

      You noticed that, huh? Down here a guy fell off a ladder and died. Tested for Covid, had it and the death was labeled as a Covid death. I’m not kidding.

Let’s see:

You’ve got a decent portion of the US population who for various reasons have never had a Covid shot, so good luck explaining why they should start now. I know people can get going with Novavax. But with the others (Pfizer, Moderna) they would have to start at the very beginning, and who is going to do that?

“I’ve been vaxxed and boosted and I got Covid anyway” is a common refrain. If it lessened your symptoms, great, but otherwise it’s not a ringing endorsement for getting repeated boosters.

Most people acknowledge it’s endemic. If I’m sick, the only way I’ll know or anyone else will know it’s Covid and not RSV or a nasty cold is if I get tested. Even then, I’d be doing the same thing (stay home, rest, fluids, OTC meds, go to the doctor if things go sideways).

There are people who have had adverse reactions to the original shots or subsequent shots and refuse to get any more. Plus there are those whose doctors have told them to stop.

Look, if someone wants to get the boosters, go for it. But I’ve heard enough anecdotal stories to think that getting the flu shot and a Covid booster a couple weeks apart is the better way to go for those who want them. For the public officials, medical officials, and pharma officials who think they just need to amp up the PR campaign, sorry, that isn’t going to work.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | October 28, 2023 at 4:25 pm

What’s abysmal is the fact that those who illegally and immorally and despicably forced people to take experimental drugs (which they fraudulently called “vaccines”) have not been arrested, imprisoned, and stripped of all earthly wealthy they have, or might ever have.

We’re not taking the so-called ‘vaccine’ (which is legally allowed to be labeled as such ONLY BECAUSE they SPECIFICALLY changed the definition of a ‘vaccine’ to allow it).

Not a single person regrets not taking it.

I will never, EVER take any ‘vaccine’, or any drug or medical procedure, for that matter, where the manufacturer is completely shielded from liability for adverse side effects.

What surprises me is that even here in Florida, the Dept. of Health shows that 72% have received the initial doses. As for boosters, obviously much lower. All of those here that I have spoken with or know who received the first round decided no more.

In fact, my 92 year old mom not only refused a vaccine but was a no on masks and did not live in fear. It appears now that the target of big pharma and corrupt government agencies are the elderly and the very young.

I saw a video this morning,, LIz Gunn.. an activist politician from NZ. She claimed that 3o people died directly after getting the jab.. Is it true?.. what is real? I just feel like something is wrong.. My family and friends got the jab…I don’t fault them, actually now I worry about them.. good people,, decent people.. People are staying away.. at least there is that.

    diver64 in reply to amwick. | October 29, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Probably more. I know two people, co-worker and his wife, who both got the shot and fell so ill they had to call EMS and spend time in the hospital. My co-worker finally retired unable to do his job anymore.

Subotai Bahadur | October 28, 2023 at 5:34 pm

1) Yesterday on one of the larger and very reputable web sites run by another professor I saw a report on a nasal inhalation variant of the COVID “vaccine” as if the fear of an injection was the sticking point. Not bloody likely. However, it was noted that such a vaccine with a certain type of coating on the microparticles [sorry I cannot remember the specific coating but I think it was some kind of polymer] could be covertly released in the air in enclosed areas and functionally “vaccinate” people without their consent. Which looks and sounds like something the CDC and Federales would love to do “for the greater good”.

2) Be very wary of flu vaccines moving on. The government wants to make the latest incarnation of COVID vaccine as standard as annual flu vaccines, Do you trust them not to incorporate it with the flu shots and just not tell us? Once a governing body and various institutions lose the trust of the public, it is bugger-all hard to get it back.

Subotai Bahadur

I will admit I got the Covid shot this year, along with a flu shot (which I got at separate times, so if I got a reaction, I’d know which shot caused it – I was OK after both)..

Then again, I am in my 60s and overweight, so I treat the Covid shot like a flu shot.

But that’s me. Most people, especially younger people, don’t need it.

    Martin in reply to Eric R.. | October 28, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Assessing your risk factors vs the risks, many unknown, of the covid shot is a totally reasonable position. This was all anyone ever asked during the stupid times. They want to pretend they were totally reasonable about everything even when they made their non-apology “let’s not bicker and argue about who oppressed who” articles about 6-10 months ago.

    Another Voice in reply to Eric R.. | October 28, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I believe you may be a candidate for being our next President as you seemed to be more knowledgeable about the possibilities of having an adverse reaction than the President who advised all America to:

    “I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot.”

    It’s too bad GOD did not give him any smarts.

    Stupidity has no bounds.

    gonzotx in reply to Eric R.. | October 29, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Either do you

retiredcantbefired | October 28, 2023 at 6:13 pm

I can no longer believe any recommendation from the public health establishment.

So there is absolutely no way will I get another shot for the Wuhan virus. (I got two doses of the Pfizer in 2021 and consider myself lucky that nothing bad happened afterwards.)

Since the article (coauthored by no less than Anthony Fauci) came out admitting that vaccines against respiratory viruses are never terribly effective, I’ve quit getting flu shots, too.

nordic prince | October 28, 2023 at 6:34 pm

Notice how they offer up the now-standard excuse of “people aren’t getting it, so we need to educate them more,” rather than admit the problem is not messaging, but the message and the messenger – neither of which are trustworthy.

    I am angry that they poisoned the well on all vaccines. Many that are effective and with reasonably low side effects considering the outcome of not being vaccinated. Tetanus comes to mind. They continue to pretend that all vaccines are created equal when it is clear that they are not. At this point I believe that nearly everyone on earth has had covid of some variant whether or not they got vaccinated. Many people had covid with low to no symptoms even with the OG variant. I am uncertain that a single life was saved by all of the dancing we did.

      henrybowman in reply to Martin. | October 29, 2023 at 3:53 am

      Even your good example is bad.
      My wife is allergic to horses. As a child, she got a tetanus shot, which (at least at the time) was made from “horse serum,” and her arm ballooned. (Perhaps twice, I don’t remember the specifics.) She was advised never to take one again.
      50 years later, we own a ranch where she deals with manure daily, and from time to time gets nicked by barbed wire, nail boards, and everything else.
      When she shows up for treatment, stitches, or whatever, she is always advised to get a tetanus shot. She asks them to assure her that the shot is no longer made from horse serum. They can’t tell her. They don’t know, and they can’t seem to find out. That’s an abysmal standard of care.

One thing I found odd, was I had 2 three day stays in the hospital in summer 2021 and not one single doctor, specialist, nurse, or aid ever even mentioned covid or asked me if I’d gotten the vax

At that point, I hadn’t.

I did get the 2 Moderna jabs shortly after , on my doctor’s recommendation (He almost died from covid)

I did get the flu shot recently but he never even brought up any other jabs

I’m prone to clots, so there’s no way I’m chancing another stroke, knowing what we know now about that risk

    henrybowman in reply to murkyv. | October 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    If I posted this here before, sorry…
    My wife just had a shoulder replacement. Everyone filling out forms as part of the check-in process (which began a full week before) asked if she had had the Covid shot. She hasn’t. Every one of the medicos involved responded “Good for you!”… except for the doctor himself, who made no reply. I was surprised how many in the health field were not sheeple.
    (Unless, of course, this was a prescribed response to “handle” us dangerous patriot types.)

Lucifer Morningstar | October 28, 2023 at 9:58 pm

>>“The recommendations are not being heard,” he said at Thursday’s meeting.<<

No, the recommendations are being heard. They are just being ignored as unnecessary at this point in time.

Everything associated with the Wuhan bullshit was bullshit. The sad thing is the supposed “educated” populace of America fell for it.

So much for education in America.

It isn’t a vaccine. Vaccines provide immunity!
Why would you need multiple VACCINES for the same issue?
Call it what it is, another flu shot.

    henrybowman in reply to herm2416. | October 29, 2023 at 4:01 am

    The flu shot IS a traditional vaccine. It does provide immunity. The problem with it is that every year’s shot is based on an “educated guess” which strain is going to hit that winter… and if they guess wrong, the shot you get doesn’t protect against the strain everybody encounters.

      diver64 in reply to henrybowman. | October 29, 2023 at 7:29 am

      I would correct you only in your last sentence. If the companies guess wrong on the strain the shot will still give some protection but not immunity. It may or may not lesson the severity of symptoms for some people.

What about the fact that the vaccine is contaminated with SV40? And that fact was hidden? What now? Who cares if people want to take the booster or not at this point? Where are the people with pitchforks and torches because once again they were duped into a serious lie that has life ending and life altering results? As I have talked with my friends that humanity has now been bifurcated between non-gmo and gmo humans. The vaccine has RNA and now DNA that can be reverse transcribed into the genome now, and it also causes those vaccinated to artificially manufacture a protein that unvaccinated humans do not. When is enough of this human experiment? There are evil people in this world that want to burn the whole thing down and don’t care about anything except one thing: power. The only thing they fear is death because they lose that power on earth.

Sure, the scamdemic gave every two-bit tyrant the perfect excuse to be a tyrant, but, behind the scenes, the true motive was to grease the wheels for universal mail in ballots. Never let a crisis go to waste. No crisis? Create one.

A “Health Expert” is perplexed why people are not getting the shot. Perplexed that information about myocarditis in young adults, blood clots and the all of a sudden spike in Death by Unknown Causes — with reports of permanent immune system compromise that may lead to a spike of cancers — has somehow filtered through despite the best efforts of Big Tech and the Media.

And I bet that people are finding out that two readily available and cheap therapies Iver******in and H*Q were more effective than the shot, but were demonized because their very existence threated the coveted Emergency Use Authorization for the shot and hence the countless billions in profits were saved. And now people are saying no wonder doctors and pharmacists were threatened if they prescribed and filled out prescription for the cheap alternatives that worked without destroying you immune system.

The health experts are perplexed indeed. Just like their cousins Economic Experts were always perplexed at the Trump economy every month during his presidency.