CNN Makes Ridiculous Claim About Powers of COVID Vaccinations

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“This… Is CNN,” they boldly proclaim on a daily basis, “The Most Trusted Name in News.” [ROFL emoji]

Aaaand let’s go straight to CNN for this breaking news:

People vaccinated against Covid-19 less likely to die from any cause, study finds

Wait — any cause?

Cool. So if I fall off a 10-story building, what? I just walk it off, because I’ve been vaccinated? Cool. Or if run into a tree while skiing, I just get up and rub it off? Awesome. Sign me up, CNN — I’m in!

Jokes aside — other than CNN itself — as reported by The Most Trusted Name in News under the above headline, COVID-vaccinated people are not only less likely to die from the virus; they are also less likely to die from any cause  (CNN’s wording) over the following months, researchers reported Friday.

The research team was trying to demonstrate (desperately sell the idea) that the three authorized, COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and they say their findings clearly demonstrate that.

The researchers wrote in the weekly report of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that “recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Janssen vaccines had lower non-COVID-19 mortality risk than did the unvaccinated comparison groups.” (Shouldn’t that be a given?)

Stanley Xu, a researcher at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation, who led the study team, reportedly told CNN by email:

COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States have shown again and again to be safe. (Except when they’re not.) This study also confirms their safety.

In fact, it shows that people vaccinated for COVID-19 had lower death rates than those who were not vaccinated, even when COVID deaths were excluded.

That’s in addition to the mounting evidence from other studies showing that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective against COVID-19 infection, serious illness, and death.

The team studied 6.4 million people who had been vaccinated against COVID and compared them to 4.6 million people who had received flu shots in recent years but who had not been vaccinated against the virus. They filtered out people who had died from COVID or after a recent positive test.

(Stay with me, here — the ending is a letdown.)

And the findings?

During December 2020-July 2021, COVID-19 vaccine recipients had lower rates of non-COVID-19 mortality than did unvaccinated persons after adjusting for age, sex, race and ethnicity, and study site.

The lower mortality risk after COVID-19 vaccination suggests substantial healthy vaccinee effects (i.e., vaccinated persons tend to be healthier than unvaccinated persons), which will be explored in future analyses.

This finding reinforces the safety profile of currently approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. All persons aged 12 years and older should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Wow. Who knew? Substantially healthy “vaccinee effects” tend to be healthier than unvaccinated people in general. Thanks for that Pulitzer-worthy reporting, CNN. Oh, and the “all persons aged 12 years and older should receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”

According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, dated October 22, 2021, by September 21, 2021, an estimated 182 million persons in the United States were “fully vaccinated” (the definition of which will be a moving target until the end of time) against COVID-19.

The report also said daily vaccination rates have declined approximately 78 percent since April 13, 2021, citing vaccine safety concerns leading to vaccine hesitancy as most likely the main reason.

And there you have it.

CNN dutifully steps up to the plate and bats clean-up for the CDC and the Biden administration — all but running a PSA for the vaccine under the guise of a legit news piece.

That’s what “most trusted names in news” outlets do, right?