It was announced today that 89 vaccinated people in Minnesota came down with Covid. Right away, of course, damage control set in, and the excuses were hurled. So far, one  them have died, but some are in the hospital.

Now, keep in mind that this is among people who were “fully” vaccinated. What that means is that they received both doses of the vaccine, and two weeks had passed after the second one, to give the body time to make antibodies.

The state director of infectious diseases,  Kris Ehresmann, said that since the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 95% effective, we should expect to see about 5 cases among every 100 people who are fully vaccinated.  Here is exactly what she said:

"Remember, a 95% effective vaccine still means we could expect to see infections in around 5 of every 100 people who get the vaccine."

But wait! That is ridiculous! It’s ridiculous because it assumes that all 100 people were destined to get Covid. But, that’s not true.

According to the CDC, the latest percent positive rate, which is for last week, was 4.2%. So, that means that out of 100 random people, right around 4 would test positive for Covid. And even before there was any vaccine, the typical percent positive rate was around 5 percent.

In Minnesota, the positivity rate was only 3.5% a month ago, and it has jumped to 4.6%, despite a month of vaccinating.  

Remember: the vast majority of people don’t get Covid- even without a vaccine.

So, if 5 out of every 100 vaccinated people get Covid, that means that it isn’t protecting at all.

A state epidemiologist tried to put the blame on a variant. “A more infectious viral variant known as B.1.1.7 is widespread in Minnesota, threatening to undermine the state's vaccination progress,” said Dr. Ruth Lynfield, state epidemiologist. "At this point, it is a race to vaccinate more people vs. the growth of variant cases."

But, there are many variants, and who is to say that there won’t be more? Do you know about the arcade game Whac-A-Mole? That’s what they’re playing.

Covid hospitalizations have also increased in Minnesota over the last month, despite the vaccination campaign.

We are in the Bizarro World. The Freak Bizarro World. The testing is bogus. The vaccinating is bogus. It is doing nothing but harm. The diagnosing is bogus. They are attributing anything and everything to Covid- a respiratory virus- so long as there’s a positive test result.

This is lunacy. Heaven help us.