Now Axios is also out with another piece….
The major media outfits are not gonna probably do this story since their editors are pushing a different narrative BASED on CDC figures that support health and political agenda’s….
The listed number of Americans vaccinated could be millions less than the CDC reports it would appear based on several states reports…
And that would mean that CDC figures that 60% of the American population are fully vaccinated is overly optimistic and incorrect….
The U.S. government has overcounted the number of Americans who are at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, Bloomberg reports.
Why it matters: Millions more people than initially thought are unprotected as coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are rising across the country.
The big picture: Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was revised last weekend for the number of people 65 and older who have received at least one shot, according to Bloomberg.
- The CDC lowered the percentage vaccinated from 99.9%, where it had been for weeks, to 95%, without changing the raw shot totals.
- The agency has not returned Axios’ request for comment.
What it means: The change in data indicates that the U.S. has counted too many shots as first doses when they are instead second doses or booster shots.
By the numbers: CDC data indicated that 240 million people — or about 72.5% of the population — had at least one shot and that 203 million — 61.3% — were fully vaccinated.
- But state and local officials reported that it was improbable for there to be such a huge disparity in vaccination numbers, Bloomberg reports.
The state of play: Three states — Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — found enough over-counting of first shots to indicate millions of unvaccinated people had mistakenly been counted as having received a dose….
Other states, including Minnesota, Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maine, have already submitted requests for revisions to the CDC for different reasons….
I have indicated that I no longer post the NY Times and Wash Post virus data numbers since they are based in part on CDC figures and they show vastly different numbers for cases, hospital stays, deaths and vaccinations….