World’s Most Vaccinated Nations are Also Some of the Highest at Risk for COVID-19 Surges: What Happened?

World’s Most Vaccinated Nations Also Some of the Riskiest for COVID-19 Surges: What Happened?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its list of riskiest countries for travel due to growing pandemic waves associated with SARS-CoV-2 and variants of interest such as the Delta variant. Interestingly, a recent review of this list reveals most of the countries ranked high on the Johns Hopkins list of the most vaccinated continue to be categorized by the CDC as ‘high’ or ‘very high’ in association with the risk of travel due to COVID-19. TrialSite took an independent look at the data and can verify that the opposite of what was to be expected is now occurring in most cases: heavily vaccinated nations experience considerable waves of SARS-CoV-2 infection growth. This clearly evidences mass breakthrough infections. TrialSite does concur, however, that it would appear vaccinated individuals, all things being equal, fall less sick than the unvaccinated. Yet, serious questions are being raised about the fundamental premise of mass vaccination. Vaccines were to stop transmission and lead to mass herd immunity. But that vision was never realistic due to a confluence of real-world factors and forces, from a market system that favors rich countries to ...

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