by Eldric Vero

May 18, 2023

This is an update of a previous CotD related to Health Canada data trends for the Vaccinated only via the Covid-19 Epidemiology Update reports.   Prior to about mid-September 2022, one could access the true meaningful Covid-19 Epidemiology data via the website source : on Figure 5 for the most recent data at that point in time.  Previous reports containing this data are no longer available in the Archive section, however, there is data available via the Wayback Macine website.   The data within Figure 5 are cumulative numbers as per Health Canada “since the start of the vaccine campaign” in December 2020.  The data in Figure 5 is also graphically presented in Figure 1 in the same website.

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This a snapshot of Figure 5 (which no longer exists) from the website, showing outcomes post Covid-19 vaccination.  This data was reported regularly (weekly and monthly) by Health Canada, however, the author could not find a specific database.

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This a snapshot of the bar-chart presentation of the data (also no longer exists).  The following “Note” and presentation was removed from the Health Canada website as of May 15, 2023.

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This is what one sees as of May 16, 2023 on the website :

Changes to COVID-19 cases following vaccination reporting

We no longer report data on cases following vaccination. Historical data on cases following vaccination are still available on the archived reports page. The most recent report was on October 14, 2022.

We no longer report data on cases following vaccination. We used to publish data on the vaccination status of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths to help understand the impact of vaccination on COVID-19. We can no longer use this data for this purpose for the following reasons.

– A rapid increase in cases (starting in December 2021) led to changes in testing policies in order to preserve testing capacity. People at high risk of severe disease were now prioritized for laboratory testing. These same people were also prioritized for COVID-19 boostersThis meant that the people being tested were more likely than the general population to have received boosters and to get severe illness. This leads to a data bias which could cause people to mistakenly conclude that more vaccines lead to severe disease.

Author Comment : See previous CotDs related to Adverse Events following Immunization (March 31st and April 5th). Health Canada apparently does not believe its own data.

– Most Canadians, whether vaccinated or not, have had COVID-19 at least once. This makes it difficult to separate the impacts of immunity from disease, immunity from vaccine and immunity from both. Learn more about hybrid immunity.

Individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2

The immune response due to prior infection may vary due to factors such as the severity of infection, age, presence of comorbidities, the SARS-CoV-2 variant causing the infection, time since the infection and vaccination history. People with both SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination are said to have “hybrid immunity” and have the highest vaccine effectiveness compared to either infection or vaccination alone.

Author Comment : Health Canada acknowledges natural immunity and is unable to discern whether the vaccine is safe and effective.

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1)      As mentioned above, the author could not find a Health Canada database to create a graph showing the changes to Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths with time, which is very useful for epidemiology analysis.   Over a period of 12 months or so (patience grasshopper), the author created a database from the data in Figures 1 and 5 noted above in order to create the graph below. This particular graphical presentation depicts the “relative change to health outcomes” for the Vaccinated only.  Note the change in Covid Related Deaths for the Vaccinated only from about 40 percent to 85 percent of the totals for the twelve month period October 2021 to September 2022.  As per Health Canada, 80.3 percent of Canada’s population was Fully Vaccinated as of September 25, 2022.  It is observed that Vaccinated persons account for 85.0 percent of Covid-19 deaths since June 2022.

Remember, as per Health Canada : “Evidence indicates that vaccines and boosters are effective at helping to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. Evidence indicates that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines continue to outweigh the risks of the disease. Receiving an mRNA booster dose provides even better protection.”

Do you think the data supports these claims by Health Canada?

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