The CDC issued a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) with some interesting details on how they are defining results. They now have three main categories they consider when classifying data: vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated individuals.
With new COVID-19 and vaccination statistics being released constantly, it can be challenging to understand how those statistics relate to everyday life. The CDC seems to be attempting to make the data more discernible, but when one digs down to the brass tacks of it all, it reveals to be misleading.
The numbers and data they provide are correct based on their data set, but their template for placing the data is questionable. Let’s take a look at how the CDC defines vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated individuals.
According to their website, a vaccinated individual has received both doses of a series vaccine or a single dose of the one-and-done inoculates. The fully vaccinated status is achieved 14 days after the second dose.
A partially vaccinated individual has received one dose of the two-dose series, and it’s been 14 days or more since the receipt of the first dose but less than 14 days after the second dose.
A person is considered unvaccinated if it’s been less than 14 days since they received the jab. And, of course, if a person has never been poked, they are considered unvaccinated as well. Even if you took the first dose but had problems within that first two-week period, you are deemed UNVACCINATED for all intents and purposes.
The argument many have online is something to the effect of, “Well, of course, it takes 14 days for it to become active in your system.” That point, while true, misses the bigger picture entirely: data will now have a tremendous potential to be skewed or manipulated to support false narratives sold as truth. Those with adverse reactions to the vaccination will be considered unvaccinated within the first 14 days of their first dose. This potentially creates a false picture for those outside looking in.
Manipulating data to support a cause is all too common in today’s day and age. As the days pass, it’s becoming increasingly prevalent that we must do our own research and make what we feel are the best decisions for ourselves.