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Dublin's battle of the boosters
Rathfarnham highest at 74% and Blanchardstown lowest with 36%.
The preliminary Irish census results have brought with them a problem. Specifically, a problem for government agencies producing coronavirus statistics. Ireland, it would seem, has 5.1 million people living within its borders. A sizeable population increase from the last time round in 2016. As a result, anoraks crunching the Irish vaccination rate numbers have had to update their modelling so to speak - as most previous vaxxed numbers were based off the 2016 census figures. A population figure that is about 350,000 less than the actual number of humans living in the country in 2022. Obviously, this can only have but a detrimental effect on previously accepted overall vaccination rates.
Now, I noted these new population numbers about two or three weeks ago but filed them away in a dusty old filing cabinet of my mind until other more immediate writing subjects were properly dealt with and stored away. To be revisited again alongside booster rates. Finally, tonight at 2:37am, the path is clear, the coffee hot and one carton of duty-free cigarettes await opening.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and CSO produced their weekly statistics earlier in the week. Fortuitously, I saw the notification alert from the CSO twitter account and dived in to take a gander. This time last year a whole assortment of different people were queueing up waiting for these weekly data dumps. Not so much anymore and maybe that is no bad thing. Although, I must admit, I was quite eager to take a look at the booster one figures built on the foundation of these new census numbers.
Firstly though, I need to take everyone through some of the boring bits that often get glossed over but are important to frame here from the outset. It’s to do with how the CSO are now technically compiling statistics. I’ll just point out that the term LEA means Local Electoral Area and now hand it over to the blurb on CSO website.
LEA population estimates are updated to reflect the new Census of Population 2022 - Preliminary Results. The vaccination rates should be interpreted as estimates. For example, the number of persons who have received a vaccine only includes those who have been vaccinated in the State and would not include those who may have been vaccinated outside of the State. Further, the denominators used for LEA rates are based on population estimates and for employee rates the denominator used is all those that have a record of employment in the State in 2022 and may include those living abroad and paid by an Irish enterprise or those who are no longer resident in the State. As rates are estimates, this may lead to an underrepresentation or overrepresentation of the vaccination rates for a given grouping or LEA.
Additional dose 1 and additional dose 2 rates are shown separately. The percentage range for Map 2 includes additional dose 1 only and it is based on the whole population rather than as a function of the fully vaccinated population.
The last sentence above, the one highlighted in black, will be the focus of today’s little thought exercise. Now, before we move on, there is a very interesting use of language at play with the Central Statistics Office boffins. A decision has obviously been taken in nerdville to continue calling people that only took the initial double-shot of vaccine “fully vaccinated”. When, in fact, these people are, how do I put this delicately, ah yes kinda fully unvaccinated after 9-12 months and more without a booster. It seems like the compilers of information want to keep this category of person happy. Later, we’ll perhaps contemplate why this is.
Many of you reading this will realise that we are currently in the booster number two phase of this pandemic and vaccine roll-out regime. It can get plenty confusing trying to keep up I know. I highlight this merely to spotlight the obvious - that booster phase number one is pretty much over bar a few late stragglers who may still go for a third shot of this vaccine very late in the day. So, given we have very accurate preliminary census results in - I was most interested to find out who is winning the vaccine wars in the city. Specifically, who is winning the booster war in Dublin and what was the drop-off rate for that critical third shot.
Is the battle of the boosters being won by the globalists, in the form of our government, health agencies and propagandized media or have the plain people of Ireland and Dublin started to shift quietly away from injections?
Dublin is of keen interest to me and I am concentrating my focus on the data from our nations capital tonight. There is a simple reason for this - our country is run based on the globalist opinions of people in that city. Especially, people from certain areas of it. I had a certain inkling about what a breakdown of the booster rates might reveal about where the highest and lowest rates might be located and sure enough my suspicions were confirmed.
So who won the first battle of the boosters?
Any fair analysis would classify the results of booster campaign number 1 as a huge loss for the global vaccine agenda in Ireland. The inner city, west of the city and huge tracts of the north city have booster rates of less than 60% and four or five big population areas have booster rates of well below 50%.
Looking at the heat map above, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a slam-dunk win for the booster-istas based on the red crayon colours. Gosh, doesn’t it remind you of some recent weather maps we’ve force fed on our screens and television monitors recently. Although I am sure that’s just an accident though - our government agencies wouldn’t mis-lead us like that two weeks in row on separate topics would they?
Now, in spite of the fact that many areas of the booster map look like a Californian forest fire allow me to re-assure everyone that the temperature is quite a bit cooler. I have broken down and pulled out the figures for each local electoral area of Dublin and it has a rather startling effect on the picture. Remember, last Christmas based off the 2016 census we had a vaccination rate of 92% of the adult population or thereabouts. It was one of those globalist, best-in-class numbers, our politicians were ramming down our throats and bragging about on CNN.
Fully Vaccinated plus 1 additional booster Dublin
Rathfarnham - Templogue 74%
Dunlaighaire -Rathdown 68%
Kimmage - Rathmines 63%
Firhouse - Bothar na Breena 61%
Cabra - Glasnevin 60%
Glen Cullen Sandyford 60%
Rush Lusk 56%
Lucan south 54%
Ballyfermot - Driminagh 53%
South-East inner city 49%
South-West Inner city 46%
Ongar - Fingal 44%
North Inner city 44%
Tallaght South 40%
Maybe, like me, you’ll have noticed something peculiar about the top 10 most boosted areas of Dublin. Co-incidentally they are also the richest. In fact, I’d nearly go as far as to say that every loopy globalist favorable decision in this country is enabled by the people living, working and profiteering from them in those 10 electoral areas. That’s a subject for another day though. However, in this instance it isn’t the Top 10 list that is the most important in this breakdown - It’s the bottom 10.
This is where we ponder anew the reason for calling people with only two doses of vaccine “fully vaccinated”. Ask yourself a question. Do you want to walk into Tallaght or Blanchardstown Shopping centre and start handing out leaflets informing 60% of the shoppers that they’re unvaxxed? Especially, the ones who fell for the first three-card pony-trick? - Probably not is the answer to that vexing question. The official language starts to make sense when looked at in that candlelight. One might go a step further and ponder if it’s a holding tactic while restrictions are fully relaxed and the winter is still an arm’s length away. My sense is these vaccine advocates want to keep the double-jabbed isolated from the totally unvaxxed. Eventhough medically-speaking they’re pretty much the same now after 9-12 months. This separation extends to the official statistics and also in real life too.
Ah yes, the Biden administration announced yesterday that updated and reformulated Covid boosters will be available in the autumn and as early as September in some estimates. Once that happens all the jab clocks can be reset back to ground zero. The Biden administration is once again making the bold claim that this super, duper new vaccine will help prevent infection. Be aware though that President Biden made that assertion about the super, duper old vaccine as well. Unfortunately, as happened two years ago, a lot of the wrong people are getting over-excited again. In fact, we have the bizarre situation of the FDA urging the drug companies to get this new vaccine shot out more quickly as NPR relates below. Safety be damned I suppose.
That's why the administration is considering shifting the focus to the next generation of boosters. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech were already scrambling to comply with the FDA's request to get new, hopefully more powerful "bivalent" boosters ready by October or November that target both the original strain of the virus and omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
The FDA is trying to get the companies to make those shots available even sooner — possibly as soon as September, according to a federal official familiar with the situation who is not authorized to talk about it publicly. The possible shift was first reported by The Washington Post.
If the bivalent boosters can be accelerated, the FDA would skip opening up fourth shots of the original vaccines this summer and just wait for the new double-barreled omicron vaccines in the fall.
The battle for the hearts, minds and exposed shoulders of Dubliners will resume with vigor in the autumn as the arrival of this new reformulated vaccine shot rolls off the production lines. At this stage, we know Dublin’s Top 10 will shoot almost anything into their arms. The question remains how will Dublin’s least boosted areas respond to a new booster and a little autumnal coercion.
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