As my regular readers well know, I have been following the Alberta data for a long time. Long enough to know almost everything on their vaccine outcomes page is meticulously falsified. Yet, many have probably heard me mention that Alberta has the most transparent data in Canada. This was for one reason and one reason only. They gave us a glimpse into how many cases, hospitalizations, and death in the days following vaccination. They have removed this feature.
Instead, they have added information about the third dose, but like everything else on their page, this cannot be taken at face value.
Luckily, with my previous post, Keeping Score, we have a relatively up to date expose of their falsifications. Purely by chance, I also have a complete copy of the data they used to develop their graphs. As of January 13, Alberta counted 11,085 vaccinated individuals as unvaccinated.
There were also 148 vaccinated deaths and 580 hospitalizations counted as unvaccinated. For the future, anyone looking at Alberta’s dashboard should keep this closely in mind as these numbers can only go up, but given there is little risk to the only cohorts left to get vaccinated from the virus in the first place, the cases are the only number that will rise substantially.
Alberta has added one new lie to their repertoire — they now count cases with a third dose. Suddenly, those with two doses are getting the same treatment that the unvaccinated has received. Those cases in the first 14 days of the booster are now counted as two doses, so the booster looks like it has positive effectiveness and the vaccine with two doses looks extremely negative.
It is a clever trick, and it is a clear setup: They plan to require a booster with the vaccine passports. Those with two doses that do not want a booster should have paid more attention when we shouted the lie from the rooftop, but c’est la vie. Basically, the booster denominator is out of sync. Coincidentally, we could estimate the true rate per 100k among the boosted population with the information given, but we’ll save that for another day.