The UK, like most other good countries, reports “Covid Cases” to the world. These reports, however, consider reinfections to be “new cases” only if there is a period of more than 90 days between positive tests. Any shorter interval between positive tests makes the UK consider that a “continuation” of a previous case.
So, for instance, a person who had Covid on Dec 15, recovered in a week, and then got Covid again on March 5, would NOT officially be considered a “new Covid case”.
However, the UK also has a “ZOE Health tracker app”, which is apparently popular and allows people to report their symptoms. This app considers short term reinfections to be “cases” also and reports collective statistics.
Look at the two graphs. First, official UK data:
Second, ZOE data. Look at the blue line, reported Covid cases:
You can see right away that, approximately until the early January peak, the two graphs perfectly matched each other in their shape. However, they totally diverged after that. Please forgive my Hunter-Biden level drawing skills, but after 5th try I was able to draw well enough to illustrate the difference:
I drew the BLUE line on the graph to roughly represent how the ZOE line has diverged from the official data.
It is understandable that self-reported ZOE symptoms may generally exceed officially-reported, test-confirmed “cases” as they use a different criteria
But up to January the SHAPE of these curves was roughly equal, with one following another closely
However, after January, ZOE curve skyrocketed compared to the official curve
So, what is going on? I believe that the answer is that there is a lot more short term reinfections in the UK, than before, that show up in ZOE but not in the official statistics.
In fact, the graph suggests that about half of the currently infected are on their second, short-term reinfection.
Percent of people who are Infected
The UK is tracking a very helpful metric: what is the percentage of people who are CURRENTLY INFECTED. It does not consider “reinfections” in any way, it just does not care.
This is a graph of “percentage of people currently infected” from Financial Times.
This graph of “percentage of people currently infected” matches the ZOE data much better than the official reported cases.
You can see that roughly one in 20 residents of England, currently, is infected. This percentage is, in fact, fairly close to the January peak of “Omicron”. This means that the pandemic is NOT ending and most closely resembles a dumpster fire that just would not stop burning and emitting noxious smoke.
The situation is even worse for older people, who need protection the most and benefit least from the so called “vaccine”.
Coronavirus infections among over-70s in the UK surged to a record high in mid-March driven by the highly infectious Omicron BA.2 sub-variant, according to the Office for National Statistics.
What is the reason? Here it is:
This is Bad News
Short term reinfections may be mild — so they do not show up in hospitalizations as much — but they are NOT a good thing. It means that people having them, are not really immune to Covid after repeated vaccinations and breakthrough Covid cases.
They do not have “hybrid super immunity”. Instead, they lack ANY immunity. I hope that it does not include immunity to OTHER illnesses like smallpox or chickenpox. Time will tell.
The recent reports of Covid infections destroying immune T cells, like HIV, also make endless repeat cases concerning.
Will this eventually make repeat Covid sufferers into continuous carriers of illness and walking spike protein factories? What will happen to them? It is a very worrying trend.
The US is in many ways like the UK and the same thing is expected to happen here — just a few weeks later.
Unfortunately, there is NO separate reporting by vaccination status. Clearly, the so called “natural immunity” no longer applies to the highly-vaccinated UK. There are indications, however, that this is a mostly-vaccinated phenomenon:
Let me clarify: The UK is not a uniquely BAD country! Quite the opposite: it has uniquely GOOD statistics. That’s why we can see the data and make sense of it. I have always been a great fan of the UK and wish their people all the best.
What do you think?
I hate relying on my individual experience... but I know many double vaxxed and boosted people getting reinfected lately. But as an unvaccinated person, I have been fine even after being in the same room with COVID positive people for extended periods of time.
I read a thread on Twitter of a self proclaimed frontline doctor in the UK saying that this new variant was causing severe illness in young people as well as strokes and heart issues in all ages sounds like vaccine side effects