By: Diane Benjamin
I filed a FOIA request before this story came out, but it proves why the data is important: https://www.sj-r.com/obituaries/i0039023
A lady from Springfield died, this statement was in her obituary:
I didn’t redact her name because the story is all over Facebook.
I’m sure her family is devastated, but how can they put that statement in the media? If she died of COVID her vaccine didn’t work! Maybe she was infected by another vaccinated person who also got COVID. Israel had 80% of their population vaccinated and close to zero cases per day, but now cases have skyrocketed again: https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2021-09-09/covid-19-israel-vaccination-high-case-rates-lessons-australia/100442304
The FOIA I filed was for the number of deaths in McLean County of COVID in vaccinated people – starting 6/1/2021.
This was the response:
Ms. Benjamin, Thank you for contacting us. You can access our historical data related to COVID at https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/gallery.aspx?AID=6 . We have the number of vaccine’s given, but we do not track the vaccination status of those who are deceased or active cases. IDPH might better be able to assist you.
The link doesn’t work, wherever she intended to post is likely a link on this page: https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/708/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19
I filed a FOIA today with IDPH for not only the number of vaccinated deaths since 6/1/2021, but also the number of breakthrough cases.
After 18 months of COVID, facts should matter. We are only told to get vaccinated, immunity from surviving COVID is immaterial even though lots of reports say it is better. Treatments aren’t tested and many hospitals won’t used drugs that have been shown to work by doctors who think for themselves.
My FOIA will show if IDPH actually has facts, Pritzker uses their data for his executive orders.
In case you didn’t know, IDPH is the Illinois Department of Public Health.