Double Vaxxed Had 44% Higher Infection Risk: Oxford Study

Findings conflict with official reports.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Getting two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination increases infection risk by 44%, according to a study from Oxford University.
  • The study, which was published in the Lancet, examined all illnesses among individuals registered at medical offices in England between December 8, 2020, and November 17, 2021.
  • The study found that “fully vaccinated” individuals, or those with two or more vaccinations, were 44% more likely to be infected than their unvaccinated friends and neighbors.
  • A negative effectiveness result is consistent with raw data from England and studies from other countries, but contradicts the government’s official estimates.
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STUDY DETAILS:
  • The study used a case-control design that allowed potential confounding factors including age, sex, and underlying illnesses to be controlled for. People with prior infections were excluded.
  • Some portions of the findings seemed to diminish the results, arguing the negative effectiveness is just a matter of what the authors called the “catch-up” effect.
  • Increased infection rates were attributed to the vaccinated having lower infection rates initially and higher rates when the vaccine wears off.
  • Authors of the study acknowledged the figures, saying, “Surprisingly, we observed a higher risk of test positivity after vaccination with one or two doses across all BMI groups, which is contrary to evidence reported by the U.K. ONS.” 
BACKGROUND:
  • More information about the possible negative side effects of vaccines has begun to come out as the COVID-19 pandemic fades from public view.
  • As American Faith reported earlier this week, The Washington Post reported on data from a new study that indicated the coronavirus vaccine was impacting women’s hormonal cycles.
  • Those who received two vaccinations in the same study timeframe had “greater disruptions” as well as an estimated 13 percent experienced a delay of eight days or more.