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(LifeSiteNews) – More than three-quarters of COVID-19 deaths in Vermont last month occurred in the “fully vaccinated,” state health officials recently revealed.
In an email to the Vermont Daily Chronicle, the Vermont Department of Health said last week that the unvaccinated accounted for only eight of the state’s 33 virus deaths in September.
A department spokesman told the outlet that the breakthrough cases may reflect failing vaccine efficacy, as those who died, most of whom were elderly, were likely “among the very first to be vaccinated.”
“In addition to being more likely to have severe illness and consequences like hospitalizations and deaths, older Vermonters were among the very first to be vaccinated,” the spokesman said, “and therefore have had more time to potentially become a vaccine breakthrough case with these more severe outcomes.”
The Department of Health did not explain whether any of the eight Vermonters counted as unvaccinated had at least partial vaccination. LifeSiteNews reached out to the department for clarification but did not receive a response before publication.
Around 69 percent of Vermont residents are currently “fully vaccinated,” according to USAFacts, and another eight percent have received at least one dose of a COVID jab.
Breakthrough cases have nevertheless skyrocketed in recent weeks in Vermont, America’s most vaccinated state, with infections in the vaccinated rising from just a few dozen in June to several hundred per week throughout August and September.
By mid-August, COVID-19 infections among the “fully vaccinated” surged to nearly 40 percent of all cases, according to health department data. And last month, Vermont, which celebrated vaccinating 80 percent of all eligible residents by the beginning of the summer, recorded its highest COVID case rate ever.
“Hospitalizations are approaching the pandemic peak from last winter and September was Vermont’s second-deadliest month during the pandemic,” the Associated Press reported Sunday.
It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.
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On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.
While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.
This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.
Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:
- A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
- A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
- A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
- A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
- A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
- A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
- A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)
All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!
And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.
While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.
And now, it would seem that time has officially come.
"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."
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COVID resurgence and soaring breakthrough cases have plagued much of the heavily-vaccinated New England region, including Massachusetts, which has a vaccination rate nearly identical to Vermont’s.
COVID-19 cases were more than four times higher in the Bay State this September compared with one year ago, and of the roughly 100 coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts last week, around half were among the fully-jabbed.
Breakthrough infections have likewise exploded in Connecticut, with the “fully vaccinated” rising to 35.6 percent of COVID cases and around a quarter of deaths at the end of September. The number of breakthroughs is likely higher, however, given the state’s narrow definition of “fully vaccinated,” which excludes the previously infected and those who took their final vaccine dose less than two weeks before testing positive for the virus.
New England’s COVID vaccine failure also appears to reflect an alarming national trend. A report last month from the U.S. Department of Defense revealed that 60 percent of mostly older Medicare patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in late August were “vaccinated,” using a similar definition as Connecticut’s. Patients classified as vaccinated made up more than 71 percent of recent cases, as well, the presentation reported.
Widespread COVID breakthrough cases have been well-documented in other countries, particularly Israel, which announced in August that it would “updating” the meaning of “full vaccination” to require three, or even four, injections. “We are updating what it means to be vaccinated,” Israel’s COVID czar, Salman Zarka, said as the doubly-vaccinated overwhelmed Israeli hospitals over the summer.