Infection Rates and Vaccination

Source: Ideas
by David Friedman

“‘The new study, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, also found that unvaccinated people were nearly five times more likely to be infected with Covid than people who got the shots.’ The question is not is it true but how could we know. Hospitalization and death are observable, countable events, but infection is only observed when someone is tested. … Vaccination is much stronger protection against a serious case of Covid than a mild case, as shown by the difference between the first paragraph quoted above and the second. One would therefor expect a much larger fraction of vaccinated infections to be asymptomatic. If an infection is sufficiently asymptomatic the victim does not notice and so has no reason to get tested.” (11/11/21)