The past few weeks have seen hysteria whipped up over the threat of the alleged new Omicron variant of Covid-19, with claims this variant may evade the Covid-19 vaccines, and that only a booster dose will save you.
But if you have fallen hook, line and sinker for this new line from the authorities then we’re sorry to inform you that you are being deceived. Because official Public Health data shows that the vaccinated population have accounted for 6 in every 10 Covid-19 cases, 7 in every 10 hospitalisations, and 9 in every 10 deaths since August.
Public Health Scotland publish a weekly ‘Covid-19 Statistical Report ‘ every Wednesday containing data on Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths by vaccination status over a four week period. The latest report was published December 15th and contained data on cases and hospitalisations between 13 Nov and 10 Dec, and data on deaths between 06 Nov and 03 Dec 21.
The report showed that between 13 Nov and 10 Dec there were a total of 82,161 confirmed cases and 1,617 hospitalisations, whilst between 06 Nov and 03 Dec there were a total of 383 Covid-19 deaths. The report also confirmed that the vaccinated population accounted for 64% of those cases, 69% of hospitalisations, and 85% of those deaths.
But this isn’t suddenly happening because of the emergency of the Omicron variant. The vast majority of Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths have been occurring among the fully vaccinated since at least August 2021.
We’ve compiled the following analysis using official data contained within Public Health Scotland Covid-19 Statistical Reports from the latest release published December 8th, all the way back to the edition published August 18th, and they can all be found here (click on the required report and then scroll down to ‘Full Report’).