British MP: there have been 1,632 reports of deaths after Covid-19 vaccinations

Christopher Chope MP gives detailed figures for injuries and deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines to the House of Commons in the UK Houses of Parliament. “There’s a lot more damage being done to our citizens as a result of Covid-19 vaccinations than in any other vaccination program in history”
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Robert Peston: Infections higher among doubled vaccinated aged 40 to 79 than for the unvaccinated

ITV journalist Robert Peston is getting a roasting on social media today for pointing out the fully vaccinated over-40’s are far more likely to become infected with Covid-19 than unvaccinated over-40’s .     More...

Preprint: MU B.1.621 the most resistant variant to convalescent and vaccinated sera to date

Here, we demonstrate that the Mu variant is highly resistant to sera from COVID-19 convalescents and BNT162b2-vaccinated individuals. Direct comparison of different SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins revealed that Mu spike is more resistant to serum-mediated neutralization than all other currently recognized variants of interest (VOI) and concern (VOC). This includes the Beta variant (B.1.351) that has been suggested to represent the most resistant variant to convalescent and vaccinated sera to date.    More...

USA: 13 western lowland gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta is treating 13 western lowland gorillas who have tested positive for COVID-19. The gorillas were tested after they demonstrated mild coughing, runny noses and loss of appetite. Atlanta’s animal handlers took faecal samples and nasal and oral swabs from the gorillas and sent the samples to the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia, which returned a presumptive positive result. Atlanta is waiting for confirmation from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, which also received samples.    More...

WHO: Vaccines won’t save us. We’ll have to learn to live with the virus

The World Health Organization has thrown in the towel and surrendered to Covid. The WHO have finally realised that Covid-19 vaccines aren’t going to save our asses, and they are now recommending that governments around the world learn to live with the virus. Yes, that’ll be the same virus that has already killed millions, disabled tens of millions, and infected hundreds of millions. Sars-CoV-2 is apparently something we can learn to live with though, just like the ebola virus, or polio, or smallpox, or the bubonic plague.     More...

Public Health England releases detailed vaccine breakthrough information

Public Health England have finally released some detailed vaccine breakthrough data for England this week. The data covers the period 9th August to 5th September 2021, some 8 months after the vaccination campaigns first began.    More...

Vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington State to 8th September 2021

This week’s update from Washington State showing vaccine breakthrough cases and which Sars-CoV-2 variant is causing them up to 8th September 2021.  The Delta variant, which now accounts for 72% of all vaccine breakthrough cases in the state, has posted another large increase this week. 423 new vaccine breakthrough cases are listed for Delta, but that number is actually slightly down on last week’s figure of 443 cases.
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Denmark: 20% vaccine breakthrough rate in August 2021

Of the 9,253 breakthrough infections, 375 people have been admitted to hospital within 14 days of a positive PCR test for Covid-19.  57 deaths have been recorded within 30 days of a breakthrough infection detected via PCR test.  SSI’s data also gives the percentage of breakthrough infections amongst all infections during the same period as 4.9 percent, but somewhat higher at 20% for the month of August alone    More...

USA: children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases

For the first time during the pandemic, children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Nearly 252,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported for the week ending Sep 2, the largest number recorded for children during the pandemic, according to the report. . Children accounted for 26.8% of reported weekly US cases. The AAP said this was the largest number of child cases in a week since the pandemic began.    More...

The stunning rise of the Mu variant

The new Mu variant, B.1.621, detected for the first time in Colombia, surpasses Lambda and Delta and is already ranked as the second with the highest circulation in Chile.  According to the latest epidemiological report from the Public Health Institute (ISP), although Gamma continues to be the most frequent variant with 41%, of the sequenced samples, Mu, with 29%, surpassed Delta (18%) and Lambda (11 %).     More...

Netherlands: 12.5 percent of Covid infections contracted at an education facility last week

“One in eight coronavirus infections last week, 12.5 percent, was contracted at an education or childcare facility. That is based on all coronavirus cases in which the GGDs managed to trace the suspected source of infection. The number of infections rose sharply among children of primary school age.  In Utrecht, where children have completed their first week of school after the summer holidays, ten to fifteen school groups are being sent home every day because of positive tests, said a spokesperson for the GGD.”    More...

Oregon: 13,166 vaccine breakthrough cases, 650 hospitalized, 113 deaths

There have been 13,166 vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon. The median age of breakthrough cases is 48 years. 512 breakthrough cases were residents of care facilities, senior living communities, or other congregate living settings. 3,350 of cases were 65 or older. There have been a total of 217 cases aged 12-17. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.    More...