Friday, September 24, 2021

I Am Hearing Pushback That The Survey of Vaccination-Hesitancy Was a Small Sample

 From the study:

January 6 through May 31, 2021, 5,121,436 US adults completed an online COVID-19 16 survey. Weighted data was used to evaluate change in vaccine intent and correlates of May 17 vaccine hesitancy

Assuming the weighting was done correctly, n>5 million is pretty strong

Curiously, looking at healthcare refusers.

As of mid-August:

“The fact that 27 percent of staff in healthcare facilities are currently unvaccinated poses a significant risk to vulnerable patients, which will likely exacerbate outbreaks in healthcare settings,” according to the study from the Covid States Project, a collaborative effort by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers.  

From CBC:

WRH confirmed in a news release that 96 per cent of its employees are fully vaccinated, but as of Wednesday, 140 employees plus seven professional staff members had not complied, with 84 of them considered clinical staff. The staff who have not complied are now also placed on a two-week unpaid leave.
That hospitals are telling professional (does that mean doctors?) and clinical staff to get vaccinated or fired is very interesting.

From 7/2/21 Yahoo News:

More than 100 staff members at Houston Methodist Hospital who were fired for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19 appealed a judge’s ruling that sided with the hospital’s right to terminate their employment.

“We are going to most likely go all the way up to the Supreme Court,” Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse and the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by 117 former employees of the hospital, told Yahoo News. ...

Stewart was terminated on June 21 even though she contracted COVID-19 earlier this year. She believes the antibodies she gained from the illness should have been enough to exempt her from vaccination, and she questions why the hospital didn’t allow her to keep her job. 

Increasingly, this looks like a power mad bureaucracy.  Get vaccinated; take away their excuses; the risk from the vaccine is lower than the disease. 


  1. "risk from the vaccine is lower than the disease"
    The KNOWN risks, yes.
    Of course, the "vaccine" hasn't really been tested to any degree, for any length of time. If any previous vaccine had had the side effects that the current Covid ones have shown, they'd have been pulled.

    Remember, Covid has a 99.6% survival rate.

    1. It has been administered for almost a year now. How many deaths has it caused?

    2. According to the latest VAERS numbers, the COVID vaccines have been associated with 15,386 deaths and 66,642 hospitalizations out of 212M people. In comparison, the flu vaccines were associated with 26 deaths out of 175 million people. Clearly, the COVID vaccines are much more dangerous than the flu vaccines. Even so, that risk may still be worth it for the old and/or those with co-morbidities. On the other hand, the risk is not even remotely worth it for the young and/or healthy or anyone with natural immunity. And of course, there are still unknown risks that cannot yet be dismissed.

      Why would you advocate doing exactly what this "power mad bureaucracy" wants?