Double vaccinated almost twice as likely to get Covid than unvaccinated
Data published by the Singaporean government reveals 3/4 of Covid-19 cases detected in the past month have been in vaccinated individuals.
The statistics, reported on by Reuters, come as Singapore begins “a rapid ramp-up in inoculations” leaving “fewer people unvaccinated.”
Of the 1,096 Covid cases confirmed in the past 28 days, 44% were double vaccinated, 30% had received one shot and 26% were unvaccinated.
“As more and more people are vaccinated in Singapore, we will see more infections happening among vaccinated people,” said Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Teo Yik Ying.
After admitting more vaccinated people will be falling ill with Covid in the near future, Yik Ying bizarrely suggested that until 100% of citizens are vaccinated, the spreading is being done by those who aren’t vaccinated.
“It is important to always compare it against the proportion of people who remain unvaccinated,” Yik Ying said. “Suppose Singapore achieves a rate of 100% fully vaccinated…then all infections will stem from the vaccinated people and none from the unvaccinated.”
A country with 75% of its population vaccinated already, Singapore uses the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.