New study shows the higher number of vaccines received, the higher the risk of contracting Covid-19
Cleveland Clinic study
A new preprint of a paper authored by Nabin K. Shrestha, Patrick C. Burke, Amy S. Nowacki, James F. Simon, Amanda Hagen, Steven M. Gordon, all of the Cleveland Clinic, titled “Effectiveness of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Bivalent Vaccine” indicates that the more vaccines a person received would correlate with a higher risk of contracting Covid-19. The study undertaken over a three month period of 51,011 employees found the following:
Vaccine doses versus risk of covid during the 3-month study period
One dose, 1.7 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 Two doses, 2.63 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 Three doses, 3.1 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 More than three doses, 3.8 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19
So compared to the unvaccinated 1 x 1.7, 2 x 2.36, 3 x 3.1 4 x 3.38 time more likely to contract Covid-19.
Leading to an estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) of 30%
P = 0.001 means 999 out of 1,000 likely to be a genuine result. That 99.9% likely to be a genuine result.
The cost of the study was totally funded internally. According to the New York Times, the Cleveland Clinic is one of the most respected medical centres in the United States, and does its own reviews on new drugs and medications.
It will be interesting what “fact checkers” say after the paper is peer reviewed and published.
The report simply implies a question: would you rather have no vaccine and risk a severe case of COVID, or have a vaccine and risk a more likely but less life-threatening case? As long as people understand the difference, they can make their choice. The important thing is accuracy of information.