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UK infection rates for vaccinated overtake the unvaccinated as Delta variant spreads

In the 40-49 age group, of the 101,094 cases, rates among the vaccinated were 1,281.8 per 100,000 verses 690.2 per 100,000 for the unvaccinated.




COVID-19 infection rates are now higher among the vaccinated population in the UK according to new government data, however hospitalization rates continue to be higher among the unvaccinated.

A vaccine surveillance report released by the UK Health Security Agency shares data calculated between weeks 36 and 39 of 2021. The report shows cases are higher in those who have been double vaccinated in all age groups over 30 years old.

Graph courtesy UK Health Security Agency

In the 40-49 age group, of the 101,094 cases, rates among the vaccinated were 1,282 per 100,000 verses 690 per 100,000 for the unvaccinated.

For those between the age of 50-59, out of 70,731 cases, infection rates were 840 per 100,000 for the vaccinated and 503 per 100,000 for the unvaccinated.

For those 60-69, and rates of infection for the vaccinated is 563 per 100,000 compared to 333 per 100,000 for those unvaccinated with similar rates for those between 70-79 years of age.

For the age group 30-39 and those over 80, case rates in the vaccinated population are nearly equal with the unvaccinated.

However, infection rates are significantly higher in those under 18 who are unvaccinated. Of the 305,428 cases, the rate of infection for unvaccinated is 2,326 per 100,000 verses vaccinated at 279 per 100,000.

Infection rates are also higher for unvaccinated individuals in the age group 18-29. Of the 67,820 cases, 688 per 100,000 are unvaccinated while 410 per 100,000 are vaccinated.

Hospitalization and death rates also remain higher in the unvaccinated groups aged 30 and up.

A recent study was conducted examining 5.6-million U.S. Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older on the effectiveness of vaccines against the delta varient.

Using data collected from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), findings also show that “an estimated 71% of COVID-19 cases occurred in fully vaccinated individuals.”

An epidemiologist based in the U.K. spoke with CNBC explaining why he believes cases remain so high among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

“The Delta variant is highly contagious and this accounts for the continuing high number of cases now that we’re mixing much more freely since most restrictions were eased,” said Dr. Andrew Freedman from Cardiff University School of Medicine.

“Those catching COVID now are a mixture of unvaccinated, partially vaccinated and double vaccinated people. We know that the vaccines are only partially effective at preventing people from catching the Delta variant, but are much more effective at protecting against severe disease, hospitalisation and death.”

As of Tuesday, more than 85% of those eligible to be vaccinated in the U.K. received one dose while close to 79% of the population have been fully vaccinated.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

Melanie Risdon is a Calgary-based Reporter for the Western Standard. She has over 20 years experience in media at Global News, Rogers and Corus. mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Lisa

    October 15, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Barbara, I read that they were going to stop using the original PCR test, but were going to switch to a new testing system owned by Bill Gates and George Soros. I am sure we can put our trust in that system to be fair and honest in the number of positive cases!😕

  2. berta baby

    October 15, 2021 at 4:46 am

    It just makes common sense.

    I haven’t heard the propagandists use the pandemic of the unvaxxed for a good two weeks .

    Time for the boosters people line up and get your shot cause now your considered unvaxxed …. People be like it’s my duty to comply.

  3. Deb

    October 14, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    This is a very important fact to the numbers, they are counting those people who have been jabbed once as unvaccinated and those people that are not past 2 weeks of being jabbed as unvaccinated.
    Look here at Scotland’s Stats https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/14/82-percent-covid-deaths-vaccinated-ade/

  4. Chad Eden

    October 14, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Well I am expecting a spike in our numbers in alberta after the home games of the oilers and flames.or maybe not they will hide those numbers. Not sure how you were only allowed 10 vaccinated people for turkey dinner, but allowed 20,000 people in one building with recycled air.

  5. Barbara

    October 14, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Melanie how can you say more unvaccinated being hospitalized and dying than vaccinated?
    Please do your research. Stats coming from Israel tell a different story . Even stories from Britain.
    I know it’s difficult to wade through all of this but let’s start with this.
    The U.K. IS STILL USING THE PCR TEST. In August or September the CDC stated they want everyone to stop using PCR tests because they CAN’T tell the difference between covid and the flu.
    SO how could they know who got sick with what or what they were hospitalized with or WHAT THEY DIED FROM?????
    And that raises the question how could Henshaw or any other decent doctor claim they know how many cases we have in Alberta?

  6. Dennis

    October 14, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    When will the Sheeple wake up to the fact we are being lied to on a grand scale. Never in the history of Alberta has there been a worse pack of Government and Opposition that are so focused on killing it’s citizens. Nuremberg 2.0

  7. K

    October 14, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    All nonsense. Clearly Canada is lying about our numbers even more drastically than before as our numbers are not lining up with worldwide trends. 88% unvaccinated EVERY DAY, Hinshaw? Yeah, right!

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Four Alberta doctors file lawsuit againt AHS and Yiu over forced vaccination

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.




A statement of claim was filed Friday against Alberta Health Services (AHS) and President and CEO of AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu by four Alberta doctors opposed to vaccination mandates.

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.

“Further, the Plaintiffs are opposed to disclosing their private health information or have disclosed their private health information with respect to their vaccination status against their will under threat of termination or unpaid long-term leave.”

The statement of claim says the plaintiffs are also concerned the COVID-19 vaccines are “experimental and have not undergone sufficient long-term safety observation,” and claim the ingredients for the vaccines have yet to be fully disclosed.

Plaintiff Dr. Joanna Moser is an anesthesiologist in Calgary and Red Deer and has had severe allergies to past vaccines. Moser is concerned about the risks she faces not knowing what the full list of ingredients are and fears having an adverse reaction to the shot but has been denied an exemption.

The legal filing also highlights the doctors’ concerns that “the COVID-19 vaccines do not provide full immunity,” and may only “lessen the severity of symptoms or potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization.”

In addition to citing numerous Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms violations and medical references disputing the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, the statement of claim also says the doctors are facing “discrimination” and have suffered “vilification and extreme ill-will” as a result of “false public statements” that the “unvaccinated are to blame for the pandemic.”

 Local lawyer, Jeffrey Rath of Rath & Company filed the statement of claim on behalf of his clients Friday afternoon and intends to file an injunction application on Monday.

“We’re filing the injunction to provide temporary relief for our clients and others while waiting for this to get to trial,” said Rath in an interview with the Western Standard.

“The injunction will bring broad-based relief to all those unvaccinated within AHS on the basis that it’s creating a toxic work environment and is willfully creating contempt and hatred towards unvaccinated staff members.”

An injunction, if successful, would force the vaccine mandates to be put on hold until the claim is finally determined.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Banned BC doctor claims COVID ‘the greatest propaganda campaign in human history’

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology,” said Dr. Nagase.




The current COVID-19 crisis is because of a “pandemic caused by vaccination,” said banned Dr. Daniel Nagase, in an exclusive interview with the Western Standard.

Nagase, a B.C. doctor who came under fire for giving patients an unapproved treatment for COVID-19 while working in Alberta hospitals, has been relieved of his duties in September and is no longer permitted to work in Alberta Health Services facilities.

Early October, a video of Nagase speaking at an event commemorating the anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials went viral with his account of working in an Alberta hospital treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, which is also used in agriculture settings.

Western Standard exclusive interview with Dr. Daniel Nagase

The Western Standard shared the video and subsequent tweets from AHS about the incident.

“All physicians — including temporary locums — are governed by AHS’ medical bylaws when working in an AHS facility. Under these bylaws, there are expectations for all physicians to follow regarding unapproved use of medical therapy,” said AHS.

Nagase said he is not against vaccines, but said “there’s never been anything like this given to humans,” referencing the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“Medically speaking, scientifically speaking, this is a lot closer to gene therapy than it is other vaccines that have been put out in history,” Nagase said adding he has not had a COVID-19 shot yet.

Nagase said his life has been turned upside down since he began to speak out about his experience being relieved of duty for treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, but added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Since his message has gone viral on social media, Nagase said he’s been able to reach more people with his message that “Ivermectin is a safe medication for coronavirus 19.”

Nagase has researched trials in other countries and said, “in every single one of those studies, Ivermectin worked. In moderate COVID and mild COVID mortality is reduced to zero.”

Also concerning to Nagase is that doctors are being prevented from treating patients as they would have been able to in the past.

“What they did is something that has never been done in 200 years of medical history. They banned doctors from trying a medication and banned patients from receiving it,” said Nagase of how Ivermectin was prohibited from being prescribed and used to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Nagase has been banned from hospital practice in all AHS facilities, but is still able to practice if he opened his own office. However, Nagase said as of Monday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has asked him to voluntarily withdraw his licence.

“And usually when they demand you voluntarily withdraw your licence, it’s because they are leading up to involuntary revocation of your license,” he said.

Nagase also slammed the Alberta government for its handling of the health crisis.

“It has been completely anti-science,” Nagase said who went on to explain “when healthy people wear masks, you are actually driving the evolution for any virus to overcome that mask.”

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology.

“I’m worried that we are living through the greatest propaganda campaign in human history,” Nagase said when asked why he believes there is such conflicting information around the pandemic.

When asked how he would have handled dealing with the pandemic, Nagase said, “two weeks to flatten the curve and that’s it. Isolate only the people that are at high risk of dying — that’s all.”

Nagase is in Calgary speaking at the Freedom Talk conference running Friday and Saturday. Details on the conference are here.

For those not on Facebook, the video will also be available here on Rumble.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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BC Liberals refuse to accept Gunn as leadership candidate

“LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.




BC Liberals have told Aaron Gunn he will not be allowed to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the party.

“After a thorough review of Mr. Gunn’s statements on social media, both public and private, and after having provided Mr. Gunn with the opportunity to respond to concerns raised by certain of those statements, LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.

Gunn was less than pleased with the decision.

“Today, it became clear that conservatives, and all British Columbians who believe in common sense and freedom of speech, are no longer welcome in today’s BC Liberal party. I will be releasing a full statement later today, but rest assured, if you think this fight is over, you couldn’t be more wrong,” he tweeted.

Gunn tweet

“mm 7 unelected, non-Indigenous insiders decided my candidacy would be inconsistent with “reconciliation”… Meanwhile, it was ACTUALLY supported by the only Indigenous person in the race,” he tweeted.

“Imagine being so entitled and arrogant that you believe a small group of unelected insiders should decide the future direction of a political party and not its democratic membership.”

Gunn announced on October 9 he would try and run for the leadership.

“I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines … the policies being enacted are the antithesis to common sense,” Gunn told an enthusiastic crowd assembled at the Greek Community Centre in Saanich — a municipality of the Greater Victoria area — moments ago.

“For too long, politicians have promised us one thing, but failed to deliver once in power … under the NDP things have gotten worse,” he said, referring to John Horgan’s government.

“I think it’s time for a change, I think it’s time for renewal and I think it’s time for common sense,” he said moments before officially announcing his candidacy.

Gunn, 31, who planned on running under the banner: Bring Back Common Sense, tried to join six others — Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Val Litwin, Ellis Ross, and Renee Merrifield — who’ve already tossed their hats into the leadership race ring.

His said priorities would have included scrapping the carbon tax, “serious” health care reform, and opposing vaccine passports.

“I’ll be the only one in the race opposing those, as I believe I have a substantially different approach than the other candidates. I’ve got very clear positions on on the development of resources, on supporting our forest industry, on supporting our energy industry, and a whole bunch of other things.”

Gunn said changes need to come from the top.

“I think it all starts with political leadership,” he said.

“When (police) feel they don’t have the political support, or no one’s got their back, I think that trickles down into what you see in everyday policing issues. I know many police — I’ve talked to people in the Vic PD, for example — they know sometimes they arrest one of these people, and they do all the paperwork only to see them back on the streets in just a matter of days, or even less.

“So I think there’s lots of problems and, provincially, there’s only so much you can do, but you can direct prosecutors to pursue maximum sentences, and to pursue people who are repeatedly and flagrantly breaking the law.”

Gunn served Canada during a three-year stint in the Army Reserves straight out of university, before he went to work for the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation where he founded and became executive director of the “Generation Screwed” initiative which battled government debt, among other issues.

He’s been on the fringes of the political scene for the past three years or so, and his YouTube videos have garnered more than 50 million views and tens of thousands of followers, making him one of British Columbia’s most listened to political voices. (As an example, his Facebook followers number 20,000 more than Premier John Horgan).

Gunn said he not only wants to rebrand the BC Liberal Party — which is not affiliated with its similarly named federal party, but to rename it, as well, to reflect his and other party member’s conservatism.

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