CDC: Vaxxed and Unvaxxed on Equal Footing


by Karl Haemers, The Unz Review:

On August 19th, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), among the most shocking statements ever made by any government agency in US history was issued by the CDC. In its “Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August (19) 2022,” the CDC stated:


CDC’s COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur, though they are generally mild, and persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection.

Stating at this point that the recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated people are the same may be among the most shocking statement ever made in US history, given the absolute frenzy the CDC made of the urgency to get vaccinated over the last year and a half. It started inflicting covid vaccines on the elderly and “immune compromised,” then urged vaccines for pregnant “people,” adolescents, and eventually even children as young as five.

Lives and careers and health and families were destroyed when unvaccinated people were expelled from their jobs, prevented from entering public places, refused the right to travel, excluded from family gatherings, demonized as unpatriotic “anti-vaxxers,” and other tyrannies over their lives. But now the CDC is saying the vaccinated and unvaccinated are to be treated the same!

Why? The CDC gives 2 reasons: we are seeing “breakthrough” cases, essentially meaning the vaccines do not work to prevent infection—which the CDC has indirectly already said whenever it claims the vaccines only reduce symptoms—and that unvaccinated people who have had covid already and recovered have “some degree” of natural immunity.

“Breakthrough Cases”
This is astonishing. Let us see the first reason again:

“breakthrough infections occur, though they are generally mild…”

Under section “Vaccine Breakthrough Infections,” CDC says:

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are up to date with the recommended vaccines will still get COVID-19. This is called a breakthrough infection. When people who are vaccinated develop symptoms of COVID-19, they tend to experience less severe symptoms than people who are unvaccinated.

This clearly claims that vaccinated and unvaccinated people experience different symptoms. But now the CDC is admitting that they have no different recommendations for vaccinated people than unvaccinated because unvaxxed people may have recovered and now have natural immunity. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are considered the same now, according to the CDC. And one reason is, breakthrough cases!

The entire public health and governmental media apparatus has recently been featuring “Breakthrough Cases” in our faces, with such prominent examples as (supposedly) fully boosted Biden and Fauci, and now even the Jewish CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla. Are we seeing enough “breakthrough cases” that it appears there never was anything to “break through,” in the form of vaccine-induced protection? What barrier to infection is there to “break through”? Perhaps nothing. As we will see, the CDC mostly asserts that vaccines reduce symptoms, not that they prevent contracting or transmitting disease. This is just one of the many internal walk-backs of the CDC.

The CDC’s “Covid Data Tracker” has a section which asks “Want more information on Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough cases?” I answered yes, and clicked the link to see what data the CDC provides on breakthrough cases on its page “The Possibility of Covid-19 After Vaccination: Breakthrough Infections.” The answer was none. I only got a generic explanation of what a breakthrough case means, and recommendations to get more vaccines. It included another direct condemnation of the “effectiveness” of vaccines themselves: “People who get vaccine breakthrough infections can spread COVID-19 to other people.”


CDC monitors reported vaccine breakthrough infections to better understand patterns of COVID-19 among people who are vaccinated and unvaccinated. The latest rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status are available on the CDC COVID Data Tracker.

The Tracker cycles back to the first page, where no real data on breakthrough cases is provided. The numbers and percentages of breakthrough cases remains cryptic.

Naturally Acquired Immunity

The 2nd reason the CDC gives for why vaccinated and unvaccinated people are now issued the same recommendations is this:

Persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection.

Recall that in July 2021, the Jewish CDC Director Rochelle Walensky used the phrase “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” in her news conference speech. All mainstream media reported on this and magnified the message that we were afflicted with a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Choose WebMD, CNN, ABC, CNN, Yahoo! News and more, here. They all say almost exactly the same thing.

The following statement or similar was included in almost all main media reports: “White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients (Jewish) said four states accounted for 40% of new cases last week—one in five coming from Florida.” Florida was targeted for defamation because Governor Ron Desantis was defying CDC recommendations and rejecting covid lockdown policies, mask and vaccine mandates.

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