Covid-19 Updates and Vaccine Mandates

Preface

I have been working with numbers — extensively — over the course of forty years, not merely studying aerospace engineering and business in college and graduate school, but also throughout jobs in retail, engineering, accountancy, data and systems analysis, navigation and geospatial analysis (Note 1), statistical analysis and data science.

Although I’m not a mathematician, I accumulated enough credits in college to qualify for a minor in math. As a statistician, however, I took a year’s worth of statistics as an undergraduate student, and another three courses in statistics at the graduate level, finishing out the back third of those four textbooks, along with the entirety of a few more advanced ones I managed to find. I was employed as a data analyst in 1989 prior to entering the military, used those skills extensively throughout, and continue to work in the field in semi-retirement.

Above all other academic pursuits, however, I am first and foremost a scientist. I remember very clearly sitting with my father at the kitchen table when I was five, and him explaining how elevating a string around sphere of any radius from a height of 0 (tight) to a height of x required increasing the length of the string by a factor of pi. It matters not whether you’re increasing the height of the string around a basketball, beach ball, golf ball, an infinitesimal point or the Earth itself. If you raise the string to a height of x, you’re going to need pi*x more string. If the Earth’s orbit around the Sun increased in distance from the Sun by 1 mile, we’d be traveling 3.14159265359 more miles each orbit.

During the same conversation, we discussed how much further one could see along a perfectly smooth lake or the ocean if one’s eyes were raised by 1 foot. I’ll leave this exercise up to the reader! Fortunately, basic competency in trigonometry is all that’s required to solve it.

Ever since I’ve had an insatiable curiosity as to how things really work in all realms, including physical to chemical, electrical, magnetic, atomic, and quantum, and have pursued education, employment and hobbies which furthered my understanding.

So: Am I a scientist?

Scientist - Definition
Source: https://sciencecouncil.org/about-science/our-definition-of-a-scientist/

Yes! I’m a scientist! At least, according to the Science Council. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some scientists are generalists, whereas others specialize. A few, like me, are both. I’m a generalist in that I have a firm educational and work background in many areas of science, but I specialize in both aviation and data.

Introduction

By January 15, 2020, I realized the data was very clearly saying there’s something significantly different about Covid-19. It had already proven itself to be both more virulent as well as more deadly than the seasonal flu, and not by scant amounts but by more than an order of magnitude.

I wrote a detailed letter to Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America.

Four days later, China sent epidemiologists to Wuhan. Another four days and Wuhan and three other cities in China were on lockdown. The very next day, President Trump formed the coronavirus task force. Five days later, their initial report convinced him of the seriousness of the threat, so on January 29, he announced the formation of the task force to the world, and restricted travel from China.

In response, Democrats refused to attend HHS briefings, repeatedly, if not incessantly denouncing Covid-19 through the middle of March. Mudstream Media was rife with ignorant, politically-driven commentary. Unfortunately, many Democrats didn’t come around until late May, when the rapidly growing number of deaths due to Covid-19 finally silenced their ignorant objections.

Sadly, many conservatives have now come to believe in much of the same bullshit being peddled by Democrats during the first half of 2020. These conspiracy theories abound, although, thankfully, only a small percentage of people around the world have swallowed the Kool-Aide. Nevertheless, it’s real, and their prolific

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
  • Vaccination Mandates: Claims vs Reality vs Buffoonery
  • Personal Opinion of Vaccine Mandates
  • Professional Opinion of the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines Approved for Use in the United States
  • Covid-19 Updates – Fall 2021 – Key Statistics EVERYONE Should KNOW BY HEART

Vaccination Mandates: Claims vs Reality vs Buffoonery

I spent several hours last night and today perusing through a number of links and tons of data to find and corroborate the information as collected and reported by this Associated Press article. Normally, I would do my own write-up, but AP’s article is indeed highly factual, objective, and without bias, based upon the many additional sources of data (not news, but DATA) I uncovered in a thorough attempt to find chinks it the article’s armor.

Source: Tulp, S. (September 30, 2021). List of federal vaccine mandate exemptions is inaccurate.AP News, Associated Press, Inc. Retrieved from: https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-493365311101.

You will find the article details the claims concerning vaccine mandates while providing links to a number of sources, some of which substantiate some elements of the claims, and other sources which debunk some elements of the claims.

The summary conclusion is that some of the claims hold merit, while others do not.

Personal Opinion of Vaccine Mandates

My personal opinion as a God-fearing, Constitution-loving American with a considerable education based in science is that vaccinations are indeed an invasive medical procedure which, depending upon the nature of the vaccine, either temporarily or permanently alters the humane immune system. As such, NO ONE should EVER be forced to receive a vaccine under any circumstances whatsoever, especially under coercion or threat of losing one’s employment.

As such, I find Biden’s vaccine mandates a heinous violation of the God-given, Constitutional rights and freedoms of ALL Americans.

Professional Opinion of the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines Approved for Use in the United States

As a professional statistician with access to many independent yet highly correlated sources of data, however, my professional conclusion is the data itself incontrovertibly demonstrates the vaccines are indeed safe and effective.

Furthermore, exhaustive reviews of seemingly countless claims to the contrary from many different sources provided to me by friends, family and strangers alike has revealed a very disturbing tend among several of my friends and family, namely, their propensity for

Covid-19 Updates – Fall 2021 – Key Statistics EVERYONE Should KNOW BY HEART

As statistician, I’ve calculated precisely how safe and how effective by focusing my analysis upon a single metric — fatalities per group — as it applies to two groups:  vaccinated and unvaccinated persons in the U.S.

Key Points:

1.  Currently, there are precisely 332,841,604 people in the United States.
Of those, 218,177,671 (52.12%) are either partially or fully vaccinated, while 114,663,933 (34.45%) remain unvaccinated.

Of the group who has been either partially or fully vaccinated, precisely 
To date, there have been 

a.  1 in 110,153 Covid-19 death rate of the vaccinatedb.  1 in 161 Covid-19 death rate of the unvaccinatedc.  1 in 462 for the population as a whole

numbers obtained directly from from multiple, independent data sources whose methods are source and whose numbers correlate very highly with one another

NOTE: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. I WILL UPDATE IT AS TIME ALLOWS

Updated: October 14, 2021 — 9:48 pm