According to figures released by the UK government through the Office for National Statistics, people who have been triple vaccinated are 4.5 times more likely to test positive for Omikron than those who are not vaccinated.
the Numbers show also that those who had been vaccinated twice were 2.3 times more likely to be infected with Omikron than those who were not vaccinated.
The dates Will Jones dated Daily Skeptic in this article In summary, support the claim that the Omicron variant is effective in evading vaccines.
“Note that when a person is infected, Omicron’s likelihood of infection is when a person is infected.”
“That is, it is not telling us that the vaccines make the situation worse overall, just that they make a vaccinated person much more likely to be infected with Omicron than another variant. In other words, it’s a measure of how well Omikron is evading vaccines compared to Delta. The fact that the triple vaccinated are much more likely to be infected with Omikron than the double vaccinated confirms this ability to evade the vaccines. “
Jones concludes from the data that “the current omicron outbreak is largely an epidemic of the vaccinated, caused not by the unvaccinated but by the double and triple vaccinated”.
The numbers completely refute claims that the Omicron outbreak was a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”.
As Will Jones also documents in this article, claims that the NHS hospitals are being overrun by the unvaccinated are not supported by any actual evidence.
Even so, the UK Health Secretary over the weekend reprimanded unvaccinated people for occupying hospital beds, telling them they need to “really think about the harm they are doing to society”.
Scientists from the UK are due to present evidence today that the Omicron variant is milder than previous strains of COVID-19, something health experts in South Africa have been pointing out for weeks.