by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor | John Locke Foundation
Yesterday’s NC Threat-Free Index included the following findings:
I started compiling these statistics after the state Department of Health and Humans Services (DHHS) started reporting data on reinfections and post-vaccination infections. In October, DHHS began to identify reinfections among its daily case counts. DHHS’ weekly counts of post-vaccination infections lag by a few weeks, but the two data counts overlap sufficiently now to produce the following graph.
It shows how three weeks’ worth of lab-confirmed Covid-19 infections break down according to three categories: reinfections, post-vaccination cases, and cases to unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals.*
Source: DHHS (Daily cases, total cases by specimen date, and Respiratory Surveillance: October 24 – October 30, 2021); data as published on Nov. 8, 2021
Here are the raw numbers behind the graph covering the period from Oct. 2–23:
Some highlights from those numbers:
*Caveat: this category must be “unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals” because DHHS defines someone as “unvaccinated” if the person has received only one of two injections or if the person is within two weeks of receiving the second injection. So some unknown proportion of cases has occurred to people in definitional limbo somewhere between the first injection and up to 13 days after receiving the second one.