New Data from Department of Defense ‘Project Salus’ Shows Waning Immunity from COVID-19 Vaccine to its 5.6 Million Vaccinated Medicare Beneficiaries

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Alarming data released by a government-funded project showed that the effectiveness of both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines significantly waned over time.  The effects lessen in any fully vaccinated individuals with each passing week.

An AI program launched by the Dept. of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) called “Project Salus” has examined data on 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older, 2.7M were vaccinated with Pfizer, and 2.9M with Moderna. The data was posted on October 5th on the Humetrix website, a platform that provides healthcare organizations and government agencies with real-time clinical data management.

This new finding revealed that the majority of those 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65+ who are fully vaccinated were infected by COVID-19.  This means that transmission may be primarily occurring by vaccinated individuals.

Two studies from Israel and Qatar that were published in the New England Journal of Medicine supported this claim that the effectiveness of the vaccine decreases over time despite the individuals being fully vaccinated.

It was previously reported in Israel on thee rise of COVID-19 cases on fully vaccinated people. According to Dr. Haviv, the vaccinated account for 85-90% of all new hospitalizations and 95% of “severe” cases at the Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky this week said the Covid vaccines do not prevent transmission of the China virus.

This newly released data clearly proves that no vaccine is 100% effective. This destroyed the narrative from the left and Joe Biden claiming this is “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

From the JAIC Project Salus report:

The data below shows that out of the 80% vaccinated population 65 years and older, an estimated 71% of COVID-19 cases occurred in fully vaccinated individuals.

The data below shows that the vaccine effectiveness decreases over time. It shows that the breakthrough infections are higher after 5-6 months of receiving the vaccine compared to 3-4 months post-vaccination.

The data shows an upward trend. The question is, what is going to happen after a year or more? Will that mean more COVID-19 cases to the vaccinated?

The data below shows that in this 80% vaccinated 65+ population, an estimated 60% of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred in fully vaccinated individuals in the week ending August 7th.

The graph below shows that ‘vaccine effectiveness’ decreases over time. You can see that those who were vaccinated early nearly doubled in hospitalizations. There’s a high number of people hospitalized 5-6 months after the vaccination compared to 3-4 months post-vaccination.

Here is the summary from the data presented in the report:

Is vaccine effectiveness waning over time?

  • Breakthrough infections are rare in this 5.6M cohort of 65 or older fully vaccinated Medicare beneficiaries, being observed in only 2.9% of cases since January 2020
  • Hospitalization rate (21% vs 32%) and death rate (4% vs 12%) of breakthrough infections are lower than rates observed in Covid-19 cases in the pre-vaccination pandemic phase in 2020

Is vaccine effectiveness reduced for the Delta variant?

  • Estimated VE against Delta breakthrough hospitalization (62%) exceeds VE against Delta infection (41%)
  • VE of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines appears to wane starting 5 months after vaccination

Does the need vary by sub-population?

  • Older age groups (75-84 & 85 and older) have reduced vaccine protection against hospitalization in breakthrough infections
  • Prior COVID-19 infection has a major additional protective effect against hospitalization in breakthrough infections
  • Breakthrough infections occurring 6 months after vaccination have an increased risk of hospitalization (odds ratio = 2.5)

You can read the full report here:


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