Some really striking outcomes from my home province:
*Amazing* detailed data on 3rd shots and vaccines from Alberta.
Essentially: “The hospitalization rate among 3x-vaccinated 80+ year olds is lower than the hospitalization rate among unvaccinated 12-29-year-olds.”
h/t @dylanhmorris https://t.co/GnhUslpLe4 pic.twitter.com/mQg6fcL6S5— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) January 15, 2022
One of the strategies of the passive-aggressive MAGA anti-vaxx movement is to suggest that because boosters provide significant extra protection the vaccines therefore can’t be that effective. This is of course extremely stupid — especially given that the initial dosage decisions were essentially guesswork — but when describing anti-vaxx arguments this is a redundant observations.