On the Ohio State study showing vaccinated Covid patients had a HIGHER risk of death than the unvaccinated


by Alex Berenson, Unreported Truths:

It’s just one hospital, just one paper. Except it’s not.

This is the paper I planned to write about yesterday before I took my trip down Misreading Article Lane.

I’m revisiting my embarrassment, because it’s so important.

On Feb. 6, Ohio State University researchers published a stunning finding – stunning to anyone overwhelmed by mainstream media mRNA propaganda since 2021, anyway. Vaccinated Covid patients hospitalized with respiratory failure were more likely to die than the unjabbed. 70 percent died, compared to 37 percent.

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The gap persisted when the researchers matched patients by age and comorbidities. “Vaccination status of hospital-admitted COVID-19 patients may not be instructive in determining mortality risk,” they wrote.

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In their report, published in Frontiers in Immunologya peer-reviewed journal, the Ohio State researchers also reported vaccinated patients tended to have higher IgG4 antibody levels during their third week of hospitalization.

That finding is notable, since papers last year showed that mRNA jab recipients eventually develop higher levels of IgG4 antibodies – which promote immune systems tolerance of pathogens like viruses rather than a full-on attack.

“In our study, the observed trend for increased total IgG4 concentration in week 3 for [vaccinated] patients may explain the reduced protective [antibody] responses,” the scientists wrote.

The Ohio State paper covered only a single hospital and 152 patients.

But other studies have also found vaccinated Covid patients do not have a survival advantage once they are hospitalized.

As early as November 2021, Spanish researchers published a paper in the European Respiratory Journal showing fully vaccinated patients had slightly higher death rates than a matched group of unvaccinated patients, though the trend did not reach statistical significance.

(34.6 percent is more than 28.6 percent, right? Yay! No correction tonight)


And in January 2023 paper, Italian physicians reported that in fall 2021, vaccinated patients admitted to intermediate care units in their hospital were more than twice as likely to die as unvaccinated patients – 62 percent versus 29 percent.

As with the Ohio State paper, the vaccinated patients had higher comorbidities than the unvaccinated. But even after the doctors accounted for that difference, they found vaccinated patients were at higher risk, though the trend did not reach statistical significance.

“In the severe disease stage few factors, including vaccines, influence outcome,” they wrote. “Once severe SARS-CoV-2 illness develops, mortality is definitely high in both unvaccinated and vaccinated.”

One reason the single-hospital papers show worse vaccine outcomes than bigger data sets from public health bureaucrats is that the physicians who write them typically – and correctly – identify Covid patients who received only one shot as vaccinated.

In the agglomerated papers, those patients are categorized as unvaccinated. That statistical trick makes the vaccines look better. But it does nothing to help the patients who have received them.

Still, in a larger study, a 2022 paper from Centers for Disease Control researchers also found that vaccinations did not lower the risk of severe disease or death in Covid-hospitalized patients – although the researchers did not break out deaths separately.

The papers run contrary to what vaccine advocates have said for three years. During the great mRNA push in summer and fall 2021, the media and doctors insisted vaccinated people fared far better than the unjabbed even after they were hospitalized.

In July 2021, for example, the Associated Press offered this false assurance:

Federal health officials say even when breakthrough infections occur, they tend to be mild — the vaccines so far remain strongly protective against serious illness.

Three months later, in October 2021, NPR gave listeners this sweet-sounding fiction:

[Dr. Hyung] Chun says those who are vaccinated generally tend to do better once they are in the hospital, compared to those who aren’t vaccinated.

“Even if you were hospitalized [with a breakthrough infection], the trend we’ve been observing is that you will likely be far less sick in terms of needing things like supplementary oxygen or mechanical ventilation, or even your risk of death,” says Chun, an associate professor of cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Since the start of 2022, doctors have been more cautious about promising vaccinated people will walk out of the hospital quickly even if they get Covid – probably because the truth they see is too obvious for them to deny.

Yet the broad claim that mRNA jabs save lives even if they do not stop infection has become even more central to the vaccine sales pitch over the same period.

The reason is obvious: the failure of fall 2021’s boosters forced even the craziest jab fanatics to admit the mRNAs would never produce durable immunity against Covid.

Much less provide herd immunity.

Much less control or eliminate Sars-Cov-2.

(That sad fact was clear to some of us even earlier. Please note date, sahib.)

As a result, the only non-laughable promise vaccine advocates could make was that the shots would reduce the severity of infections.

This theory had one great virtue: unlike all the others, it was unfalsifiable, at least to any single vaccinated person.

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