Alberta has been fiddling again, revealing more useful information
Is jab #3 the worst of all?
I woke up this morning to many reports that the Alberta COVID-19 Dashboard1 had been messed about with again. There was apparently a notice for a short time saying they were fixing an accounting error. But when it came back, there were substantial shifts of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the various vaccinated classifications to the unvaccinated2.
Then, almost as quickly as these “errors” were “fixed”, they were reversed again3.
But I thought I would try and decipher what the adjustments might have meant using the web archive and my previous analysis on the manipulation of the data4.
What I discovered is that the movements of the data correlate with the first 14 days of dose 1 and dose 2 data. In other words, the movement of dose 1 to unvaccinated is equivalent to dose 2 within 14 days. We already had the evidence of dose 1 within 14 days moved to unvaccinated. I think it is safe to assume that the huge dump from dose 2 was therefore dose 3 within 14 days.
Even though they evidently reversed that decision (howsoever it was determined), we can still use this information to undo this 14-day manipulation and get an accurate representation of case vaccination status (Figure 1).
What we discover is that overall almost 73,000 cases have been shuffled down from one classification to another due to the first 14-day manipulation. The biggest shift by far is from dose 3 to dose 2. It is no wonder the dose 2 case rate is off the charts (Figure 2).
Note, this is not a waning of immunity leading to the erroneous conclusion that a third dose is required. This is simply an artefact of shifting all the dose 3 events (74% of them at any rate) into the second dose classification.
The time has come for publish health agencies to come clean and start reporting the data as is rather than manipulating it for the spurious post 2 week window of efficacy.
The game was up long ago. Time now to play fair instead of fast and loose with people’s lives.