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Kamala Harris Claims ‘We Can End This Pandemic’ by ‘Protecting the Vaccinated’


Vice President Kamala Harris echoed Joe Biden’s demands for more COVID requirements on social media Sunday night, saying the only way the United States can “end this pandemic” is through masking, inoculations, and “protecting the vaccinated.”

“By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing,” posted the VP on Twitter.

Critics on social media were quick to question the Vice President’s statement.

“Can someone please explain how getting vaccinated helps protect the vaccinated?” asked one user.

“Protecting the vaccinated?? Are you suggesting that the vaccine isn’t the protection that it’s being presented as?” posted another.

According to the New York Times, the odds of a “breakthrough” infection for vaccinated Americans is roughly 1 in 5,000, with the chances of being seriously ill or hospitalized much lower than that.

“How small are the chances of the average vaccinated American contracting Covid? Probably about one in 5,000 per day, and even lower for people who take precautions or live in a highly vaccinated community,” writes the New York Times.

“The chances are surely higher in the places with the worst Covid outbreaks, like the Southeast. And in places with many fewer cases — like the Northeast, as well as the Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco areas — the chances are lower, probably less than 1 in 10,000,” adds the newspaper.

“There’s been a lot of miscommunication about what the risks really are to vaccinated people, and how vaccinated people should be thinking about their lives,” said Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University.

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6 responses to “Kamala Harris Claims ‘We Can End This Pandemic’ by ‘Protecting the Vaccinated’”

  1. BuoyD says:

    I dare you to force me.

  2. Maiafay says:

    Funny how this time last year, no vaccines (or they were just rolling out), and the number of infected with covid was around the same or less. Vaccines roll out and oh look, the numbers soar again. But that’s a conspiracy theory…

  3. aurawolf says:

    These vaccines work so well they need to be protected? No thanks.

  4. BillGaines says:

    Kudos to President Trump for the Warpspeed program to develop vaccines for Covid. However, both Trump and Der Fuhrer Biden have neglect the equally important Warpspeed program to develop Treatments for Covid. With a vaccine and a, currently underdeveloped, treatment Covid would be managable. Look at the death versus case numbers! It remains 99%+ survivable!

    • prcntm says:

      There’s a rolling tracking of COVID-19 on the local news in my area. They always, ALWAYS point out the “number of new cases”, the “percentage of tests done that return positive results”, and the “number of new cases that result in hospitalization”. These numbers are updated daily. It’s kind of populated here, so the numbers easily climb into the 1,000s daily. The percentage floats at around 12%. The number they completely ignore (but display underneath the other numbers and usually obscure with the arm of the presenter), is the number of total deaths (tracked from the beginning of the year so it’s around 15,000 now). I’ve been actively paying attention to it for about two weeks. It’s only gone up by about 100. Literally thousands of new cases a day, and in the last two weeks only about 100 of all of those cases have resulted in death due to COVID-19. Their pieces, to me, have felt a lot like fear mongering more than reporting.

  5. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    The northeast does NOT have fewer cases 😐
    Blatantly lying NYT