Take the Vaccine Against COVID Hysteria 

In April, I wrote a piece titled “I Won’t Take the Vaccine Because It Makes Liberals Mad.” 

Predictably, it made liberals and Charlie Sykes mad. (Draw your own conclusion from that). Hundreds of seething victims of mainstream press propaganda have gleefully wished for my death.

For the record, I’ve revised my stance on taking the vaccine. I have decided to take it, but only after the Biden Administration closes the borders to the hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal aliens who are crossing into America every month, and only after it stops flying those “superspreaders” across the country on the taxpayers’ dime. 

Somehow, those unvaccinated illegal aliens aren’t killing granny. It’s only unvaccinated Republicans who are doing that.

In any case, it turns out that vaccinated people aren’t precluded from killing granny, either.

Consider the recent outbreak of about 900 COVID cases in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Of those 900 cases, a full 74 percent were among the vaccinated. Even the Centers for Disease Control was forced to admit that vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 can spread the virus just as easily as unvaccinated people.

That’s bad news for the pro-vaccine crowd. It pretty much ends their “killing granny” narrative.

There is some good news for the pro-vaccine crowd, however. Having the vaccine apparently makes COVID patients much less susceptible to hospitalization and death. While you can still kill granny even if you’re vaccinated, it appears to be much less likely, according to current data on “breakthrough cases.”

Unfortunately for hysterics and panic peddlers like CNN’s Don Lemon, who says you shouldn’t be able to go to the supermarket unless you’re vaccinated, that brings us to the other piece of bad news for the pro-vaccine crowd.

Absent the threat that you’ll kill granny unless you’re vaccinated, which was shot to hell last week by the very scientists who just months ago used it to guilt Americans into taking the jab, there’s really no compelling reason for healthy young people to take the vaccine in the first place. 

If you’re under the age of 40, your chances of dying from COVID, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are practically zero.

In fact, according to the data, fewer than 10,000 people under the age of 40 have died from COVID in the year and a half since it upended our everyday lives. That same data shows that 115,294 people between the ages of 40 and 64 have died from COVID, comprising just 19 percent of the total COVID deaths in the United States. All told, 80 percent of the Americans who have died from COVID are aged 65 and over. Isolating the “over 75” statistics reveals a full 56 percent of COVID deaths—around 323,000—were among Americans over the age of 75.

That’s a crucial point. 

The average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years. More than half of the people who have died from COVID in the United States had reached, or were very close to reaching the average life expectancy. In fact, the largest number of people in any age bracket who died from COVID, per the CDC’s own classifications, were those “85 and older,” who accounted for 178,572, or 29 percent of the total. All of those people had lived at least eight years longer than the average American is expected to live. 

By the way, those are just the raw numbers, not adjusted for comorbidities or pre-existing conditions.

What those numbers boil down to is simple: COVID is an illness that, when it causes death, primarily kills those over 65. 

All death is tragic. I don’t know anyone who is arguing otherwise.

But there’s certainly no reason for the absurd paranoia—which has long passed the point of psychological torture—being pushed by the people like Don Lemon and his compadres in the far-Left media. The malevolence towards the unvaccinated is now totally unwarranted. But unlike COVID deaths, which remain at their lowest levels since we started counting, that malevolence seems to be skyrocketing.

You might have noticed an uptick in headlines like “‘I should’ve gotten the damn vaccine!’ Tragic final text sent from 39-year-old father-of-five to his fiancée before he succumbed to COVID after contracting the virus on vacation.” 

That sounds pretty bad. But what you won’t read in that article is that people in their thirties make up only one-tenth of one percent of the total COVID deaths in America. And you certainly won’t read about the decedent’s private health history that could have made him more susceptible to death than the average person his age.

There’s only one reason to even print that headline: to give left-wing ideologues their daily dose of panic porn, allowing them to continue pretending to have the moral high ground against those “murderous anti-vax Republicans,” despite the fact that The Science™ they so zealously worship says with perfect clarity that the death of a 39-year-old from COVID is a major statistical outlier.

What’s worse for the pro-vaxxers, the panic porn isn’t making unvaccinated people more likely to take the vaccine.

Those who suspected that COVID lockdowns, mask requirements, social distancing, and vaccines were an exercise in authoritarian government control, are more vindicated now than ever. With nearly 70 percent of the population at least partially vaccinated, well past “herd immunity” levels (a topic we suddenly stopped hearing about) and with the latest news about the vaccine essentially being a therapeutic, the outrage from Fauci and friends about vaccine hesitancy seems more ridiculous than ever.

The message to the public now should be what it should have been all along: do what you believe is best for you. 

A little humility among the ruling class would have gone a long way during this pandemic. 

Instead they chose to bark orders at us. They were just certain, and they are still certain, that they are absolutely right about everything they order us to do, no matter how many times they end up being wrong. Now they’re paying the price.

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About Peter D'Abrosca

Peter D'Abrosca is a conservative campaign strategist, author, and columnist. A proud law school dropout, he is not a decorated member of the fancy credentialed class, and that's just the way he prefers it. He considers himself a political outsider who seeks to give a voice to the long-forgotten American working class.

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