(SNews) – A new investigation has suggested that booster shots may increase the risk of illness and death in recipients.
The investigation was conducted by The Epoch Times which examined data from multiple U.S. states.
The study was carried out to identify any benefits of the boosters in protecting against COVID-19.
However, the study found that people who were “fully vaccinated” and received the “booster” shot were more likely to get ill, and even die, than those who had just received the initial vaccine.
“Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among the boosted have been increasing since the booster shots were first introduced in 2021,” the study said.
“The boosters were promoted as bolstering protection against adverse outcomes.
“But, compared to the vaccinated who have not received any boosters, boosted people are testing positive, being hospitalized, and dying at higher levels in many states.”
It explained the review looked at data from the first two quarters of 2022.
The Epoch Times notes that in California, the “boosted population” made up 72% of the COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people in June.
In Vermont that month, the boosted population made up 90% of the COVID-19 deaths among the vaccinated.
And in Wisconsin, those “boosted” were 43% of the cases, 43% of the hospitalizations, and 46% of the deaths.
The figures are “well above the boosted population,” the study shows.
Dr. Robert Malone, who helped invent the messenger RNA technology that Pfizer and Moderna use in their shots, said, “It is unassailable that a very large fraction of highly inoculated [people] are among those being hospitalized or dying.
“So, at a minimum, the effectiveness in preventing hospitalization or death does not appear to be aligned with the official policy position.”
However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still insists that all Americans get vaccinations, “including multiple boosters,” the study said.
“In 18 of the 19 states that provided or already list sufficient data, the boosted made up a majority of one or more metrics among the vaccinated, The Epoch Times found through reviewing publicly available data and public records requests after reporting how vaccinated people were more likely when compared to the unvaccinated, to get sick, hospitalized, or die in a number of states,” the report said.
The “boosted population” was the majority of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in seven of the states, the study found.
According to the report, Dr. Andrew Bostom, formerly of Brown University, pointed out that some of the information is “missing variables” that could change the emphasis of the results.
“Some states did adjust data for age, accounting for the fact that older people are more likely to receive not only the original vaccine series but boosters,” the study notes.
“All eight states which provided or listed age-adjusted rates showed higher rates for at least one metric among the boosted when compared to the fully vaccinated.
“In Wisconsin, for example, the rate of hospitalizations among the boosted was 9.2 per 100,000—nearly double the fully vaccinated.
“In two of the states—Minnesota and New Mexico—rates for cases among the boosted were even higher than the unvaccinated,” the report said.
The study also notes that Cleveland Clinic Researchers reviewed the data.
The researchers concluded that the study suggests that the more booster shots are taken, the higher the chance a person tests positive for the virus.