Vaccinated “were the most likely to have worked outside the home.”
- The number of workers taking time off because they were sick with Covid-19 or caring for someone else who was sick surged at the beginning of the year, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.
- About 6.6 million vaccinated workers were out sick at the beginning of the year, according to a Census survey, compared to only 2.1 million unvaccinated workers.
- That the vaccinated are so much more likely to be so infected by coronavirus than the unvaccinated raises questions about the vaccine’s efficacy.
- It also calls into question the CDC’s claim that the Covid-19 mRNA gene therapy drug “helps protect adults and children ages 5 years and older from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and helps protect those around them.”
- The surge in sick workers hit Maryland, New York, and Texas the hardest, when at the beginning of the year more than 1 in 20 workers in each state were unable to work because they were sick with or caring for someone with Covid, WSJ reports.
VACCINATED WORKERS MOST LIKELY TO BE OUT SICK WITH COVID:
- Workers who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine—the smallest group among those vaccinated—were the most likely to have worked outside the home, according to WSJ.
- About 87% of adults who did any work at the beginning of the year were vaccinated, WSJ notes.
- Higher-income workers were more likely to have had three or more shots of a Covid vaccine.
- South Africa boasts one of the lowest vaccination rates in the world—only about 33% of the region’s population being vaccinated with the gene therapy drug—but it also has one of the lowest covid infection rate, now standing at only 3,169 new cases.
- That’s compared to Israel, which has 31,422 new cases, though the country has one of the highest vaccination rates, at 72.6%.