Public Health Expert Says ‘Stop Calling This a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’ After All-Vaxxed Wedding Becomes Super-Spreader Event
A public health expert at Michigan State University is pleading with medical professionals to “stop calling this a pandemic of the unvaccinated” after catching the omicron variant of COVID-19 at a wedding where vaccinations were strictly enforced.
Debra Furr-Holden, 47, an epidemiologist who is the associate Dean of Public Health Integration at Michigan State University, caught COVID-19 after attending a wedding with over 100 people in Milwaukee, Wisc. She and several others caught COVID despite everyone at the wedding receiving vaccinations.
“I’ll give people a cautionary tale,” Furr-Holden said to ABC 7 News. “If a group of medical professionals and public health professionals can’t prevent spread at a social gathering, it’s just the luck of the draw for everybody.”
The Milwaukee wedding, which was attended by many health professionals, turned into a super-spreader event that went all the way to Oakland, Calif. Furr-Holden believes it is time to retire the talking point that this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated in lieu of this news.
“We need to shift the narrative and stop calling this a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Furr-Holden said. “It doesn’t honor the fact that we’re seeing more and more breakthrough cases in the vaccinated.”
Big League Politics has reported on how countries with the highest vaccination rates are seeing COVID cases explode as Big Pharma’s experimental jabs falter:
“Ireland is reimplementing lockdowns after a COVID-19 case spike, with new stay-at-home orders for certain workers, a shuttering of pubs and restaurants, and an expansion of vaccine passports.
The Irish government is claiming that the lockdowns would be far worse without the vaccine regime to justify its failure in stopping the spread of the virus.
“This is the fourth surge of infections that we have experienced as a country. But this time it is different. It is different because of the extraordinary success of a national vaccination programme. “Without it, there is no doubt that we would now be in a full-scale lockdown,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said.
Irish minister Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development and Minister for Social Protection, admitted that these restrictions needed to be put in place despite the high vaccination rates but then used its failure as an excuse to push even more vaccines.
“Our sole priority is to ensure that our health service does not become overwhelmed. As a society, we need to look out for each other. 93 percent of the adult population are fully vaccinated,” she said, estimating that “roughly around half” of the 600 people hospitalized for COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated.
“The evidence is absolutely clear and tonight I would join with all of our healthcare professionals in urging people who have not yet received the vaccine to please take it up,” she added.”