There are a handful of states that have very high vaccination rates in our country and at the top of the list is the state of Vermont.
With that being the case, I have a question…
Knowing this fact, how does one explain the massive surge in new cases in the state of Vermont? And when I say a surge, I’m talking about new highs, even higher than last summer or winter.
In Vermont, nearly 72% of residents are fully vaccinated against CΟVID-19 — more than any other state, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. At the same time, it has the 12th-highest rate of new CΟVID-19 cases over the last week, state data released Tuesday shows.
Vermont has seen a “significant” increase in CΟVID-19 cases in the past week, Mike Pieciak, commissioner of the state’s Department of Financial Regulation, said during a press briefing Tuesday.
The seven-day average for CΟVID-19 cases rose 42% as of Tuesday, according to state data. Vermont does more testing than nearly any other state, though testing only increased 9% during the same period. The statewide positivity rate also increased 30%, with the seven-day average positivity rate just under 4%. The number of new cases increased by nearly 700 in the past week, state officials said Tuesday.
This isn’t unheard of either. Just last month the country of Singapore went through this very same thing.
Their vaccination rate is hovering around 85% fully vaccinated right now.
With nearly the entire population having been vaccinated already, their total number of new cases skyrocketed to the moon. I mean BIG TIME. Look at these charts from last month:
Could some scientist explain to me how a country that had nearly eradicated the virus from their country and has among the highest vаccination rates in the world, have such exponential growth of new CΟVID cases recently?
This should be impossible if the thing does what it’s supposed to.
After vaccinating over 85% of its population, Singapore 🇸🇬 finally flattened the curve, but along the wrong axis: pic.twitter.com/jHjczPGooE
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) October 8, 2021