Iceland, Model For COVID Response, Sees Large Spike In Cases Among Vaccinated

Iceland was the media’s model for COVID response

Now, understand, I’m not making fun of Iceland. The small nation went hardcore on early testing and contact tracing, requiring isolation for those in contact with COVID positive people rather than imposing lockdown. Almost no businesses were closed. They didn’t mask up. Of course, it is a small nation, not a big population, contact tracing would have been very tough here in the U.S. and many other nations. But, they were also lauded for their vaccination rates as a model for the rest of the world. And now

What Iceland’s rising Covid-19 case count tells us about vaccine efficacy

COVID dancing penguinsIn Iceland, 96% of females and 90% of males 16 years or older have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Its vaccination rate, one of the highest in the world, makes it a particularly interesting place to look at the incidence and severity of breakthrough infections.

Covid-19 vaccines were first administered in Iceland at the end of 2020; by mid-July, every resident over the age of 16 was offered a shot. Yet tests show an alarming number of domestic Covid-19 infections are still happening with the onset of the delta variant.

In the US, where vaccination rates are lower, officials have described the virus’s ongoing spread as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” But given the lopsided numbers of vaccinated versus unvaccinated people in Iceland, the island country is currently seeing more cases of Covid-19 among the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. (snip)

That there are hardly any deaths accompanying the rising case count is a good sign. The data show that vaccinated people who are getting the virus are generally recovering without serious illness.

Iceland provides a case study for how an effective vaccine rollout perhaps doesn’t guarantee herd immunity but prevents hospitalizations and deaths.

Sadly, that last part will not be noticed by the un-vaccinated, they’ll just say “we told you the vaccines don’t really work, people are getting COVID.” Not sure about you, I’d rather feel like I have a mild cold rather than take a risk of ending in the hospital.

What this also shows is that COVID doesn’t care if it was virtually eliminated: it’s changing so fast that it can break through. Which gives high credence to it being created in a lab, not just randomly created by someone eating a bat or pangolin in a wet market and spreading around the world like wildfire. And they’re already talking about Lambda variant, which they think is vaccine resistant, with the head of the “notorious” Wuhan institute warning of even more. Well, he would surely know. Fauci thinks the FDA could give full approval to the vaccines in August, which would mean lots and lots of mandates coming soon.

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39 Responses to “Iceland, Model For COVID Response, Sees Large Spike In Cases Among Vaccinated”

  1. Dana says:

    Like our esteemed host, I am vaccinated, and believe that everybody who is able should take advantage of the free vaccinations.

    My point is that this should be a subject for free, individual choice, and Mr Teach’s article confirms that. It’s clear that even heavily vaccinated populations can spread COVID-19, so the argument that people must be forced to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of teh virus has fallen apart. The choice to be vaccinated then becomes a choice as to how much risk you are willing to assume for yourself, rather than whether you somehow present a danger to others.

    • Professor Hale says:

      Dana, I admire your libertarian ethic. I only point out that in the post-Obamacare/Medicare/Medicaid world, taxpayers are on the hook for all those ventilators and intensive care wards. So, when anyone lets their government have this much power, your personal liberty to make wise choices no longer exists.

      • Dana says:

        The government should not have such power, and we need to take it back.

        If the government could somehow penalize those who are not vaccinated, claiming that they had higher health care costs, then the government could concomitantly do the same for smokers, for the obese, for diabetics who don’t keep their A1C under control, heck even for left handers!

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Interesting study and analysis

    Given this technical document, we wonder why people are saying that the unvaccinated are at risk of the virus. Yes, the younger, unvaccinated population tends to get more infected by the Delta variant, but as can be seen from the data, it is still the elderly, particularly the vaccinated, which are at the highest risk. In fact, this data from the PHE is showing us that people who have compromised immune systems who take the vaccine are at higher risk of complications due to COVID. There is a name for this: pathogenic priming, …

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach’s non sequitur: … it’s changing so fast that it can break through. Which gives high credence to it being created in a lab…

    Not at all. Some viruses mutate more rapidly than others. In addition, the wider the distribution the greater the chance of more efficient variants. There is no evidence that the original SARS-CoV-2 or any variants are lab created.

    The fact that vaccinated people rarely end up hospitalized and dead should be a real impetus for everyone to get vaccinated, don’t you agree?

    From the graphic in the Quartz article fully vaccinated Icelanders had nearly twice as many new Covid infections per day as the unvaccinated!! But note that most Icelanders are vaccinated so 60 new cases per day out of 300,000 persons is not at bad as 30 new cases per day out of 50,000.

    Vaccinations reduce the number of infections AND importantly greatly reduces hospitalizations and deaths.

    • Professor Hale says:

      If only the national news media hadn’t flushed their credibility to become Democratic party activists for all those years, then we might be able to trust what they say about COVID.

  4. Kye says:

    “The fact that vaccinated people rarely end up hospitalized and dead should be a real impetus for everyone to get vaccinated, don’t you agree?”

    I believe we all agree with this so what’s your point?

    “Vaccinations reduce the number of infections AND importantly greatly reduces hospitalizations and deaths.”

    Again, what’s you point. Has anyone here disagreed with this?

    I will say that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people “rarely end up hospitalized and dead” since even taking the way overblown and pathetically exaggerated government numbers 600,000 dead out of 330,000,000 would be considered “rare” indeed. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get vaccinated but it does mean that the hysteria and panic seem more and more a political ploy. It also means lockdowns and mass job losses are phony baloney power grabs.

    Freedom should always come first and since there is no “in case of the flu” clause in the Constitution the tyranny we have been afflicted with is pure evil.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Check out where this study came from.


      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The vast majority of people being hospitalized with COVID and dying from the disease haven’t been fully vaccinated, according to public health officials. More than 97% of hospitalizations from COVID right now are of unvaccinated people, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, said at a press briefing Friday, adding: “There is a clear message that is coming through: This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” In early July, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s chief medical advisor, told CBS that 99.2% of COVID deaths are now of unvaccinated people.

      Kye finds over 600,000 dead Americans to be trivial. Only 4 were killed in Benghazi. Only 3000 killed on 9/11. Covid is killing at a rate comparable to heart disease and cancer. Should we stop worrying about myocardial infarctions and cancer?

  5. Jan Peter Blickenstaff says:

    Question: Would not the usual covid test also pick up the covid spike/proteins in a vaccinated person? Thus showing a vaccinated person is positive?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The most widely used Covid tests recognize viral genome not spike proteins or other antigens.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Several school districts in FL are telling Gov Ron Duh Santis to get fukked, and he in turn is threatening them with withholding salaries, an authoritarian move for sure.

    If school kids start dying in FL, the Gov may want to up his personal security.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So um, how many kids in the U.S. have died from Covid since um, January 2020.

      C’mon Rimjob you know dontcha, smart guy?

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        The Florida Department of Health reported 10,785 new COVID-19 infections among children under 12 between July 23 and 29. That’s an average of 1,540 new cases per day.

        The surge is worse for children who are eligible for the vaccine — 11,048 new cases among those ages 12 to 19 in the same week.

        Good work nuCons. Sacrificing children to spite the libs. Ron Duh Santis will be held accountable.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob still will not answer the simple question. Even though he’s already been given the answer.Let’s try again.

          “How many American children have died from Covid since January 2020?”

          Then since you’re so good at percentages tell us what percentage of American children have died from Covid.

          C’mon dipshit you’re a gazillion times smarter than everyone here.

          What are you afraid of?

          Bwaha! Lolgfy

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Finally Bungholio, dipshit that he is, recognizes how ignorant he is!

            Dead children lag behind hospitalizations, you ignorant dipshit. How many dead schoolchildren will trigger your compassion?

            And the DuhSantis variant is more transmissible than Covid Classic!

  7. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced several measures Monday to curb the state’s growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

    Abbott seeks out of state health care personnel to come to Texas to assist the Texas Department of State Health Services with their recent wave of cases.

    The governor sent a letter to the Texas Hospital Association urging them to suspend elective surgeries.

    As Texas hospitals fill with Covid patients, hospital admins are discussing sending emergency patients out of state. An 11 month old Covid patient was helicoptered over 100 miles away. Thankfully, she survived!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Ah, Rimjob with the faux compassion again.
      Doubt anyone here buys it though.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Connies such as Bungholio and his master Teach, dipshits that they are, have no compassion, pseudo- or otherwise.

        But then all connies have is hate.

        • Kye says:

          Really? How much compassion pseudo or otherwise do you have for the 600,000 murdered babies every year?

          You seem overjoyed that Texas has some problems. Why is that?

          Why do you hate America?

  8. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH: Iceland, Model For COVID Response, Sees Large Spike In Cases Among Vaccinated

    As explained earlier, since almost all Icelanders are vaccinated, of course the new cases would be in the vaccinated.

    Teach or Tucker, what’s the diff?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Might want to explain that again, Rimjob.
      That comment doesn’t make any sense.
      Getting too tough for ya, dipshit?
      Or is it all that drinking?

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        “I have answered three questions, and that is enough,”
        Said his better, “Don’t give yourself airs!
        Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
        Be off, or I’ll kick you downstairs!”

  9. david7134 says:

    If anyone desire a good summation of what is happening with this virus, mask, and meds, go to Gateway Pundit and look at the video of the doctors addressing the issue. Makes more sense than anything I have seen.

  10. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that the mandates would make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

    Collins said the government “ought to use every public health tool that we can when people are dying” when asked if it was time for more vaccine mandates…

    “That’s obviously a hot topic,” Collins said. “For me, as a non-political person, as a physician, as a scientist, the compelling case for vaccines for everybody is right there in front of you. Just look at the data.”

    “And certainly, I celebrate when I see businesses deciding that they’re going to mandate that for their employees,” he continued. “Death rates are starting up again. … We ought to be thinking of every possible intervention.”

    Dr Collins is a conservative Christian and was reappointed by President Trump.

    • david7134 says:

      So you are saying that if someone is a Christian and approved of by Trump, then they are telling the truth and are knowledgeable. Interesting.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Doogie Hoser DC,

        I’m saying that Dr Collins is 1 million times more knowledgeable than family physician Dan Stock.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Maybe you should have written she’s a gazillion times more knowledgeable.
          It would make way more sense, huh Rimjob?

          Bwaha! Lolgfy

        • David7134 says:

          And you know this how? I really don’t think you are capable of judging physicians.

          And I am amazed at the pseudo compassion.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Doogie Hoser DC,

            But I am capable of judging scientists and science and Dr. Collins is an accomplished scientist and Stock is not.

            In general, MDs are not very “scientific”, they are more like an artist.

  11. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The Dallas School District told Texas Gov Greg Abbott to get fukked. How do you think he’ll punish the district? Slash their funds? Refuse to pay the teachers?

    Dallas’ Independent School District defied the state’s Republican governor Monday, announcing it will require all students and school staff to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      And Rimjob really cares about this.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • Kye says:

        So once again our resident Nazi is all for a school district FORCING American citizens to do something many don’t want to do and against the Freedom Loving American Patriot Republican who wants parents to have CHOICE. Proving once again “choice” only pertains to murdering unborn babies to fascists.

        My body my choice. Fuk you get a shot!

        What Would Hitler Do?

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          School districts have an obligation for the safety of their students.

          Poor demented Kye doesn’t realize we all have to do things we don’t want to do.

          Stop signs? Taxes? Required vaccinations for students? No spitting? Fishing licenses! Hunting licenses! Public decency! Stopping for school buses!

          There is no constitutional right to infect others.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Non sequitur, Rimjob. Toss in a red herring or two…

            Bwaha! Lolgfy

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Look how cute Bungholio, dipshit that he is, is! Such a good little boy! And such a good little mimic! Keep trying!

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