AP analysis doesn’t prove COVID-19 vaccines prevent deaths

AP analysis doesn’t prove COVID-19 vaccines prevent deaths

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Dr. Ron Brown

June 30, 2021

Heralded across the media, pseudo-epidemiologists at Associated Press (I thought they were mostly journalists over there) apparently skipped the peer-review process and released findings from their flawed analysis claiming extraordinarily high COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in preventing deaths. In their press release, the pseudo-epidemiologists/journalists removed any doubt that AP is yet another news agency spreading misleading public health information. Even Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provided data used in the AP analysis, appeared dazzled by AP claims of vaccine effectiveness, prompting her to pronounce that most deaths from COVID-19 are now entirely preventable.

On June 24, 2021, Carla K. Johnson and Mike Stobbe from AP wrote, “Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been.” Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated (apnews.com). Staggering dem...

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