COVID-19 daily dashboard from Cookeville Regional Medical

October 13, 2021



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  • LifesAblessing

    How is CRMC Admissions counting their vaccinated and unvaccinated patients and covid-19 deaths? Are they using the same criteria as the CDC?

    In my opinion, the CDC reports concerning those who are vaccinated and who are unvaccinated are difficult to decipher and are inaccurately reporting unvaccinated deaths. In a footnote to a similar chart depicted above, the CDC explains they are counting those who ARE vaccinated in their Unvaccinated numbers of death by covid-19, which is misleading. Those who are vaccinated and die are considered unvaccinated if they have already RECIEVED the first covid-19 vaccination. People will only be considered by the CDC as fully vaccinated 14 or more days AFTER RECIEVING a second shot of Pfizer or Moderna. If a person has covid-19, has received a first shot and a second shot but it hasn't been 14 days or more since the second shot, their death will be counted as unvaccinated.

    The CDC footnote to these charts goes on to explain further details about the one dose shot, again only counting a vaccinated death if it has been more than 14 days since actually receiving a shot, leaving those who have died so shortly after being vaccinated and potentially mortally injured from that vaccine, as dying UNvaccinated. If a vaccinated person passes from covid-19 and their vaccine records are not readily available, again their death is counted as unvaccinated.

    Here is the direct quote from the CDC website and the link to their explanation in their own document on page 3.

    “* Persons were considered fully vaccinated ≥14 (greater than or equal to) days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) or after 1 dose of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine; partially vaccinated ≥14 (greater than or equal to) days after receipt of the first dose and <14 days after the second dose in a 2-dose series; and unvaccinated <14 days (greater than or equal to) receipt of the first dose of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of the single-dose vaccine or if no vaccination registry data were available.”

    It would be helpful to see exactly where and how CRMC is gathering and tabulating their vaccinated and unvaccinated status so the public has access to the source of their data and their tabulation methods.

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