A recent study from Tel Aviv University finds that a South African variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 affects people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine more than it impacts unvaccinated people. That's according to the Epoch Times.
The study reportedly looked at 400 people who received at least one shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and contracted the Covid-19 variant, and compared them to the same number of people who were infected but unvaccinated.
The study found the vaccinated patients were eight times more likely to be infected with the variant (5.4 percent compared to 0.7 percent) than unvaccinated patients, according to the report.
Based on patterns in the general population, we would have expected just one case of the South African variant, but we saw eight.Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University
The study concludes, "This means that the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, though highly protective, probably does not provide the same level of protection against the South African (B.1.351) variant of the coronavirus".
The study has not yet been peer-reviewed.
Click on the link below to read the report in The Epoch Times:
The control group for this study is non existant. People could have been less "careful" after recieving the vaccine thinking they were protected. So at best this is annectdotal information. I am still not sold on this vaccine, but this study is not one I would base my opinion on.
Much like the Pfizer (unblinded) control group - and others. There is no good base for their evidence anymore. Who is actually the control? Who is monitoring them specifically?
Sure believe the Who and CDC AS total liars and have no fn clue as peops will be dying mire and more..
Never get shot.
How much vaccine related deaths and adverse reactions will it take to convince you? How many more revelations of truth related to the ways they colluded and lied about covid will it take to convince you?
What does it take to wake people up?
The crazy thing is we will never get a straight answer from our government. They are so dedicated to the narrative of having everyone vaccinated that they won't report anything that isn't good news.
Genuine findings that they have accumulated should be given to the American people. The Democrats have been selling the "follow the science" mantra but when the findings don't match their narrative they choose to hide the results or poo poo them. Well where I grew up real scientists don't change the data to meet the narrative. Don't confuse me with the facts my mind is made up.
it should happen, but it won't, becuase governments the world over are too busy changing the goal posts.
Working American Citizen says
Here are facts for you: Please explain to me why people who do not get flu shots (because they do not contract the annual flu) & are not getting the Covid vaccine (because they have not contracted Covid) should be required to compromise their excellent immune system with an experimental vaccine? Answer: our bodies have natural immunity & only when compromised do we have to rely on altruistic help. A year & a month after Covid shutdown: my husband & I continue to be healthy & untouched by flu (of any kind). We are refusing the vaccine because we believe we have immunity. Why?? Because I work in one of the biggest cities in CA & only wear a mask when the store owner asks me to put it on. Germ Exposures Keeps Us Stronger. Our adult children have all had Covid - but not us. And no, we are not spreaders. Our married children contracted from their friends. In addition: my 82 & 75 aged parents have not gotten the flu either (no vaccines for them & they don’t wear masks either). Dear Public: Save your hate comments for the fearful - I respect illness but I do not let fear control my life.
I love everything about what you said. It’s what I have been saying for over a year. I worked in the Covid unit. Fellow nurses all got sick. I have not and I spent the majority of my shifts in the patients rooms. And heaven forbid.... I hugged them as they longed for human touch.
Roy Pevlor says
Please add a generic "share" button that just copies a link (not a shortened URL). I share via a few sites that will never get buttons. Thanks.
Define “infected”. Positive test, illness or hospitalization? My understanding is that viruses mutate constantly, and usually not as lethal as they mutate. Thanks for being brave enough to report outside the “narrative”.
Don Johnson says
I just got the first Moderna vaccine and got just as sick as when I got a mild form of the Covid virus back in November. From what I can tell it’s just part of the process. Not looking forward to my 2nd round.
Why the heck would you get a vaccine if you had the actual virus?
Have you people lost your bloody minds?
XD fascinating stuff. Indoctrination is rough.
GEORGE EADY says
HAY OUT THERE .READ BETWEEN THE LINES . THERE ALREADY SAYING YOU WILL HAVE TO GET A NOTHER SHOT NEXT YR .THIS MAKES ME WONDER IF THAT IS THE CASE FOR THE (J&J) IF NOT YOU SEE WHY IT WAS STOPED . ONLY 6 OUT OF MILLIONS. THAT WOULD NOT EVEN MAKE THE NEWS. FALLES IN THE OK RANGE . THEM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IS DOING THE DRIVING HERE . AND IF YOU HAVE NOTICE . SINCE THE DNC AND BIDEN HAS THE WH . NOT ONE WORD ON HOLDING CHINA ACCOUNTABLE . AND THERE WONT BE . NOTICE HOW DNC COMING DOWN ON RUSSIA FOR THERE PART IN THE ELECTIONS . WELL RUSSIA WAS TRYING TO HELP THE DNC AND BIDEN . BUT IRAN WAS UP TO THERE NECKS INTO THIS AS WELL . BUT THEY WERE TRYING TO HELP THE DNC AND BIDEN . DID CHINA MAKE THIS VIRUS AS A WEPON. (IF YES) CHINA HAS THEBIGEST DNC BANK IN THE WORLD . AND THIS VIRUS WAS JEST THE FIRST ATTACK. THE POLICICIANS IN THE U.S. NEED TO GET THERE HEAD OUT OF THERE ASSES . AND START LOOKING OUT FOR THIS NATION. THAT IS IF IT IS NOT TO LATE ALL READY
5.4 % versus 0.7 % is SEVEN TIMES MORE, not eight times more. It is eight times as much, but only seven times MORE.
We are losing our ability to discuss statistical math because we are forgetting the english-to-math connector words.
Noah S. says
7.714 times more likely
David Pimentel says
And given the significant digits of the values 5.4 and 0.7 are 2 and 1 respectively, the correct answer is properly represented with 1 significant digit: 8.
To think that JC accuses us of "losing our ability to discuss statistical math because we are forgetting the english-to-math connector words." That's nonsense.
People should forget masks vaccines variants whatever and unite behind removing every elected official. We voted out president and vice president, on to the rest of them, all senators, all representatives of congress, all supreme court judges - removed. They blew it. We should hold a general election and vote for this to happen swiftly. Elect all new people and bar the old ones and their families from every holding any elected office.