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Thoughts on COVID and Death

As the media teams with government officials to whip up panic about the latest Delta variant of Covid, new data was released over the weekend that indicates the hype is overblown.

CDC and state Covid dashboards show about 164 million Americans have received a Covid vaccine. Of those vaccinated, approximately 125,000 have had a ‚Äúbreakthrough case‚ÄĚ and gotten Covid. Take 125,000 and divide it by 164 million to get 0.00076 percent. Just 0.004 percent of that tiny percentage required hospitalization, a testimony to the fact that vaccination greatly diminishes the severity of the disease for the fe...


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