Need I mention that Taylor County gave more than 70% of its votes to Donald Trump in both 2016 and 2020? By contrast, even though the rate of new cases has doubled this month in very blue, heavily-vaxxed Dane County have doubled this month, that county also has the lowest death rate in the state and has had few fatalities in this September-December resurgence while the rest of the state is seeing more than 20 deaths a day. The difference in outcomes was reiterated Wednesday, where the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released their monthly look at “vaxxed vs non-vaxxed” cases for November. While the gap in case rates between vaxxed and non-vaxxed has narrowed a bit, it still exists, and the vaccinated are much less likely to end up in the hospital or dead.
Dane County went a step further, and included information on the more than 180,000+ county residents that have already been boosted in its weekly data snapshot. While the time period is small, those with boosters are seeing cases rates 95% lower than those without the vaccine, and were 9 times less likely than the vaccinated-but-not-boosted to get the COVID virus in November.
UPDATE: After our Illness After Vaccination data was updated yesterday, the #DHSWI Surveillance team identified an error in the number of cases reported in the 0-11 age group. There were no cases of #COVID19 reported in fully vaccinated people in this age group in November 2021. pic.twitter.com/cgTl84yBK0— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) December 16, 2021