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COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

Original post made on Aug 5, 2021

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population, unvaccinated residents and fully vaccinated residents.

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 5, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

Every one of these headlines is missing one important phrase. It should include “of those tested”. If vaccinated individuals that are infected have little to no symptoms, logic would dictate that they would not get tested. Given this, of course the infection rate of non-vaccinated individuals would be higher due to higher rates of testing. Why don’t they ever talk about the lack of a thorough and reliable data set?

Posted by Mom and pop landlord
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm

Mom and pop landlord is a registered user.

It’s not a given that the vaccine is the difference. It could be that people who aren’t vaccinated don’t take covid as seriously, and therefore don’t take the same precautions that vaccinated people take (masks, avoiding groups or being indoors with strangers, etc) Differences in behavior could explain the infection rate.

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