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User Info Science Catches Up -- And Burns You All; entered at 2021-04-28 13:14:00
Drifter
Posts: 875
Registered: 2016-02-11 Pacific Northwest
I see journolist is busy today. Now they are touting how the vaxxes are 94% successful at reducing hospitalizations.

So I go to the study, and am left scratching my head, until I read their disclaimer, then the nonsense made sense.

"The findings in this report are subject to at least six limitations. First, the CIs for VE estimates were wide because of the small sample size, and the number of participants was too small to assess VE by vaccine product, age group, or underlying conditions. Second, as an interim analysis that included self-reported data, vaccination status might have been misclassified, or participants might have had imperfect recollection of vaccination or illness onset dates. Third, selection bias and residual confounding cannot be excluded. Fourth, although the analysis included hospitalized adults from 14 states, the participants were not geographically representative of the U.S. population. Fifth, the case-control design infers protection based on associations between disease outcome and previous vaccination but cannot establish causation. Finally, duration of VE and VE for nonhospitalized COVID-19 was not assessed."

So just more of the usual propaganda campaign.
2021-04-28 13:14:00