Senator Johnson noted during his floor speech on Thursday that fully vaccinated individuals in UK accounted for 63% of all coronavirus Delta deaths in the previous 7.5 months.
Senator Ron Johnson took to the Senate floor on Thursday to unveil some Covid facts, by referring directly to public health figures from UK.
“Let’s look at some data,” Sen. Johnson said. “The type of data we are not getting from our healthcare agencies, so we have to look, unfortunately, to England and Israel, that are more transparent.”
“I will give you the highlights,” Johnson went on.
“But I am showing that this is from Public Health England. This is one of their federal healthcare agencies. This is from their Technical Briefing number 23, dated September 17th, 2021,” the Senator added.
“It covers cases for about seven-and-a-half months,” he continued. “What the data shows for that seven-and-a-half month period in England, there were about 750,000 new Covid cases. About a little under 600,000 of those were Delta variant – about eighty percent.”
“The number of deaths associated with those 600,000 Delta cases was 2,542,” Johnson added. “Which gives us a Case Fatality Ratio of about 0.4. Now, again, case fatality is higher than infection fatality because these are actually registered cases and there are all kinds of infections that never get registered.”
“So, to put this in context, an infection fatality rate for a bad flu season is slightly under 0.2,” he went on. “Half of this. Just to put things in perspective.”
“Now, President Biden – and this has been parroted by media and news media – said that what we are currently experiencing is a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’,” Johnson said. “They don’t really give us any data to back that up. They just proclaim, pronounce that 99 percent of people with Covid now are unvaccinated. But they don’t give us the data.”
“Well, we have data from England,” he went on. “And here’s the data. So, of the 600,000 cases in England, 43% were the unvaxxed, 27% were with the fully vaxxed, another 30% were with partially vaxxed, or just undetermined.”
“Here is another quote from President Biden,” he continued. “President Biden said, ‘if you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized. You’re not going to an ICU unit. You’re not going to die. You’re not going to get Covid, if you have these vaccinations’.”
“Well, maybe that’s true in the U.S., I kind of doubt it,” he said. “Because in England, of the 600,000 new cases of Delta, of the over 2,500 deaths, 63% of those deaths, 1,613 people, were the fully vaccinated. Twenty-eight percent were with the unvaxxed.”
Senator Ron Johnson is right, according to a fact check of Public Health England’s technical briefing. The following is the information that was provided. Sen. Johnson’s circled number falls under the category “>14 days post dose 2,” which roughly translates to “fully vaccinated”: