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Eugyppius in BILD
Germany’s national tabloid recycles my observations about Corona and the DDR
A headline yesterday in BILD, Germany’s largest daily newspaper, shows that their reporters too read eugyppius: “West dark, East light — Huge Contrast in the Corona-Incidence.”
One thing stands out when you look at the Robert Koch Institut’s (RKI) map of Corona in Germany: As if the wall were still up, the new [Eastern] federal states stand out from the rest of the country—for their substantially lower case numbers.
Why is that? The most likely reason: In the East, more people have been vaccinated AND infected with the Delta variant. As a result, the immunity of the population … is higher.
In the winter wave of 2021, the number of cases in the east was particularly high— but now the Eastern hotspots are no more.
Immunologist Prof. Andreas Radbruch to BILD: “The data show us that infection and vaccination together protect significantly better against the transmission of the virus than vaccination or infection alone.”
When Delta and vaccination are combined, the transmission of Corona is “reduced by 90 percent for at least 1 year,” according to [Radbruch]. How well the combination of Omicron and vaccination protects against virus transmission is not yet entirely clear—data are lacking, he said.
The Charité virologist [and lead German Corona astrologer] Christian Drosten has already described this as “ideal immunity.” More precisely: “The ideal immunisation is that you have a complete vaccination—with three doses—and with this basis of immunity you’re then infected for the first time and also second and third time with the real virus,” he said in his NDR podcast.
That’s right: The vaccines work so well, you need three doses, and then on top of that another three infections, to achieve this Drostenian “ideal immunity.” What fantastic magical elixirs these are.
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