Colin Powell Died from COVID, proving the need to be Vaccinated and Masked

Written by admin on October 19th, 2021

Monday gave us the death of an American hero, Colin Powell. Powell died from COVID at the age of 84, even though he was fully vaccinated. Some will use his death to promote the erroneous lies against vaccines. In actuality, this only demonstrates the deadliness and strength of COVID. We can expect to hear those who want to see more deaths using the General’s death to trash the vaccines without telling the whole story.

“Powell was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, his family said. But he faced several ailments, telling Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward over the summer that he had Parkinson’s disease. Powell’s longtime aide, Peggy Cifrino, said Monday that he was also treated over the past few years for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that impairs the body’s ability to fight infection. Studies have shown that those cancer patients don’t get as much protection from the COVID-19 vaccines as healthier people.” [1]

We can see that Colin Powell was also combatting several other ailments that gave COVID a leg up. We also know that less than 1% of the deaths from COVID are among the vaccinated… [2]

“The scientific data has honed in on one thing – vaccines are effective in preventing hospitalizations, ICU admissions, ventilations and deaths,” Palli says.

“We now know that almost all deaths occurred in patients who were not vaccinated. We also know that all vaccines are effective against various strains that are in circulation right now, including the delta variant, which is rapidly spreading,” Palli says.

Cassiere pointed out that the unvaccinated are not only at higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, they are at greater risk of spreading the virus, having to be hospitalized, and dying from the infection. Avoiding long-haul COVID-19 is another argument in favor of vaccination, he added.” [2]

Where no one has claimed that the vaccines are 100% effective, they obviously do offer a large level of protection. Consider how many would still be alive had they been vaccinated. We know that over 99% of the deaths are among the unvaccinated; this should tell us that the vaccines are very effective in fighting this deadly disease. However, only a fool would underestimate an enemy like COVID!

The war against COVID still wages due to those refusing to get vaccinated and mask up; they are spreading the Delta variate of COVID. “The [Delta] variant was responsible for over 90 percent of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from July 18 to 31, data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows. [3]

We see from this that it is the unvaccinated and unmasked who are spreading this deadly disease. Would these vaccinate and mask up, we could see a reduction in the deaths of 99% + of those dying from COVID!  

There will be these breakthrough cases like Colin Powell; however, we can reduce them by getting everyone vaccinated and masked. The fact is that it is the unvaccinated and unmasked who are spreading the disease. According to the CDC, while vaccinated people can experience breakthrough infections and spread the virus, unvaccinated people are at a greater risk of being infected and spreading the virus. [4] The CDC also tells us that fully vaccinated people are likely contagious for a shorter amount of time.

The other point is wearing masks; we don’t just do this for ourselves, we do it for others. We do not know if we might be contagious; we could be spreading the virus without knowing it. We don’t know if Colin Powell would still be alive if everyone else were vaccinated and wearing masks, but we can be sure many others would be! Masks are essential to our safety and do help, some more than others.

“Given what we know about the Delta variant, vaccine effectiveness, and current vaccine coverage, layered prevention strategies, including wearing masks, are needed to reduce the transmission of this variant

  • At this time, as we build the level of vaccination nationwide, we must also use all the prevention strategies available, including masking indoors in public places, to stop transmission and stop the pandemic. Everyone who is able, including fully vaccinated people, should wear masks in public indoor places in areas of substantial or high transmission.” [4]

Everyone must ask themselves, do you want to be among the 99% who are dying from this awful disease? Do you want to be the one who causes the death of someone like Colin Powell? No one likes getting a needle jabbed into our arms or wearing these masks, but sometimes we have to do those things that we dislike for the sake of ourselves and others. Let’s stop politicizing this and accept the fact that when facing any enemy threatening us, we are Americans long before we are Republicans or Democrats!

[1] https://apnews.com/article/colin-powell-dead-covid-9c918dc1c137ebf368f2cbb461e4fad4

[2] https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210629/almost-all-us-covid-19-deaths-now-in-the-unvaccinated

[3] https://checkyourfact.com/2021/08/09/fact-check-unvaccinated-not-spread-covid-19/

[4] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html

 

 

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