Erin Elmore: New England Journal of Medicine releases numbers on vaccine effectiveness

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, COVID-19 vaccines are only 65% effective.

The New England Journal of Medicine is perhaps the most respected and prestigious medical journal in the United States, if not the world. If you visit, the “about” section will parrot this sentiment.

“The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is recognized as the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, researchers, and the global medical community.

Our mission is to publish the best research and information at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice and to present this information in understandable, clinically useful formats that inform health care practice and improve patient outcomes.”


So the most respected medical publishing institution in the world, with over 200 years of experience delivering the best research, just determined that the COVID-19 vaccine only works 65% of the time? Yes. That is absolutely correct.

Specifically, the New England Journal of Medicine reviewed data from the University of California San Diego in which they monitored how well the vaccines worked during the rise of the delta variant. The research team determined that the vaccine effectiveness at stopping symptomatic COVID-19 fell from 90% to 65% in July. They found that fully vaccinated workers were more likely to get infected in July than were unvaccinated workers in March.

According to NBC News, as of September 3, twenty-two states and territories have seen a greater than 25 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, compared to the two weeks before.  We know that the false media narrative is that these spikes are caused by the unvaccinated. The New Egland Journal of Medicine would indicate otherwise. Let’s face it, COVID cases are up, the vaccines aren’t that effective and the mainstream media is still forcing vaccines on everyone.

In no world should hospitals, restaurants, governments, or companies be mandating a vaccine that works only 65% of the time. There should never be an occasion where young healthy college students (who have a 99 percent-plus likelihood of surviving COVID) are compelled to take a drug that works 65% of the time. In places like New York City, you cannot exercise, dine indoors, see a show or go to a museum without showing proof of vaccine.

The bottom line is that Dr. Anthony Fauci, liberal politicians, and other vaccine enablers should spend 100% of their time getting serious about science and data. These numbers should upset everyone.


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