CDC Got Infection Numbers Wrong – Really Wrong. You’ll be Mad When You Read This!


Survey: More than 80% of Americans 16 and older have immunity 

More than 80% of Americans 16 and older have some level of immunity against the coronavirus, mostly through vaccination, a survey of 1 ,443, 519 blood donation specimens from a catchment area representing 74% of the US population indicates.

The survey also indicates that about twice as many people have been infected with the virus as have been officially counted. More than 39 million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection since the pandemic started in 2020.

The team, led by the CDC’s Dr. Jefferson Jones, set out to see if the USA was approaching herd immunity. They worked with 17 blood collection organizations working in all 50 states plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico to test blood covering 74% of the population. In the end, they tested about 1.4 million samples.

Question  Based on blood donations in the US from July 2020 through May 2021, how did infection- and vaccine-induced SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence vary over time by demographic group and by geographic region?

Findings  In this repeated cross-sectional study that included 1 443 519 blood donation specimens from a catchment area representing 74% of the US population, estimated SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence weighted for differences between the study sample and general population increased from 3.5% in July 2020 to 20.2% for infection-induced antibodies and 83.3% for combined infection- and vaccine-induced antibodies in May 2021. Seroprevalence differed by age, race and ethnicity, and geographic region of residence, but these differences changed over the course of the study.

In July 2020, before any vaccine was available, 3.5% of samples carried antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. That rose to 11.5% by December, as reported here in the medical journal JAMA. By May, 83.3% of samples had antibodies to the virus, most of them from vaccination.

And while in July 2020, blood surveillance indicated the US was only counting one infection out of every three true infections, that fell to one in two a year later.

Which all means the number of infections was underestimated. As we know (more or less as so so many deaths that weren’t caused by COVID were counted as COVID) the number of fatalities, we can deduce that COVID is not as deadly as they scared us into believing!