By counting booster injections and second doses as first doses, the Centers for Disease Control have been overcounting the number of partly vaccinated Americans. Several million more Americans than previously assumed did not obtain even one vaccination injection and are unvaccinated. It highlights the CDC’s disarray and instability when their knowledge was sorely required to help navigate the epidemic.
The proportion of those 65 and older who have been partly vaccinated was reduced by the CDC last week from 99 percent to 95 percent. However, the raw shot totals remained unchanged due to the modification. State and municipal officials have raised the alarm, arguing that it is improbable that 37 million people received their first vaccination dosage but did not return for their second.
According to state and municipal officials, the problem originates from the “fragmentation” of the US healthcare system, which means there is no central management to make record-keeping easier. The issue isn’t a lack of centralization; it’s a lack of competency.
Pennsylvania’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures fell by more than 5%. The state’s health department submits its data to the CDC, claiming it is still refining and removing duplicate data. The CDC revealed that 73.7 percent of Pennsylvania residents aged 18 and above had reached this age milestone. On Tuesday, that figure was revised to 68.9% on Wednesday, a difference of more than 488,000 individuals.
Moreover, the CDC’s estimates of first doses for those 65 and older were around 850,000 more than state estimates. Illinois has more than 500,000 persons aged 12 and above who were entirely unvaccinated than previously estimated. The audit also discovered 730,000 persons who had had all of their vaccinations but had not been counted. It makes one wonder if the CDC’s record-keepers have made the transition to the digital era.
Therefore, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appears to be living up to our worst fears about government employees. There are many committed, bright, and capable people working there, yet it seems that there are even more dullards and clockwatchers. Not all government employees are in their current positions because they couldn’t find work in the private sector. However, you have to question if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t overrepresented in that group.