Throughout 2021, the federal government and mainstream media wanted unvaccinated Americans to feel like the minority.
24/7 coverage of the number of Americans getting their COVID-19 jabs attempted to pressure more people into taking the experimental injections.
But in an interesting twist, mainstream outlets have reported that the CDC has overcounted the number of Americans receiving their first COVID-19 shot by “millions.”
State officials commented that the CDC’s data is worthless when determining the correct figure of COVID-19 jab recipients.
The CDC has overcounted the number of Americans who are at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, state officials warn, meaning millions more people are unprotected as the pandemic’s winter surge gathers steam.https://t.co/YsC2TvSgEm
— TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE) December 19, 2021
JUST IN: The CDC has overcounted the number of Amereicans who have received a vaccine shot by millions, Bloomberg reports. https://t.co/e1ymhxS3MC
— Axios (@axios) December 18, 2021
💉Major vaccine data scoop by @josh_wingrove:
The CDC has overcounted the number of vaccinated people by millions, overstating the number of people with one dose, and understating the number of people who have never had a shot. https://t.co/1BLft8Thcu
— Drew Armstrong (@ArmstrongDrew) December 18, 2021
According to Bloomberg:
The U.S. government has over-counted the number of Americans who are at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, state officials warn, meaning millions more people are unprotected as the pandemic’s winter surge gathers steam.
Last weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised a bellwether metric — the share of people 65 and older with at least one shot. The agency reduced the proportion from 99.9%, where it had been capped for weeks, to 95%, without changing its raw shot totals.
The move acknowledged a dynamic state officials have discovered: in collating reams of data on vaccinations, the U.S. has counted too many shots as first doses when they are instead second doses or booster shots.
CDC data show 240 million people with at least one shot, or about 72.5% of the population. But the agency says only 203 million are fully vaccinated, or 61.3%, an 11-percentage-point difference that is far larger than in other developed countries.
State and local officials say it’s improbable that 37 million Americans got one shot without completing their inoculations. Instead, they say, the government has regularly and incorrectly counted booster shots and second doses as first doses, a dynamic the CDC acknowledged in a statement.
Yahoo News relayed information about states with suspect data:
The state of play: Three states — Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — found enough over-counting of first shots to indicate millions of unvaccinated people had mistakenly been counted as having received a dose.
- Pennsylvania had one of the biggest gaps identified, according to Bloomberg, where the CDC’s estimates of first doses for people 65 and older exceeded state estimates by about 850,000.
- Illinois had more than 500,000 completely unvaccinated people ages 12 and up than initially thought. But the audit also found 730,000 people who were fully vaccinated and hadn’t been counted.
What they’re saying: James Garrow, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, which has worked with the state to blend data sets for a more accurate view of vaccination trends, said “we don’t have any faith in the numbers on the CDC website, and we never refer to them.”
- “Where it has really made it difficult for us is targeting our booster messaging,” Garrow added.
- “The truth is, we have no idea,” said Clay Marsh, West Virginia’s Covid czar.
But, but, but: The miscount means more Americans have received booster shots than shown in official federal data, Bloomberg writes.
What’s next: Other states, including Minnesota, Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maine, have already submitted requests for revisions to the CDC for different reasons.
The truth is that far more Americans are saying NO to the experimental COVID-19 injections than the federal government wants you to believe.
That also means the VAERS data is more alarming due to fewer COVID-19 jab recipients.