Below is a video screen-shot of 10 seconds of the Miller-Meeks appearance on Iowa Press over the weekend. I posted about the program yesterday. You can see the whole program here. She told veteran Iowa journalists Kay Henderson, Erin Murphy, and Clay Masters “47% of fully vaccinated people will in fact get COVID-19.” What was their response? If you think as good journalists they asked her what data she was referencing, you’d be wrong. If you think they might have come back with facts you would be wrong. If you think they challenged this statement in any way you would be wrong. What did they do? They said nothing and moved on to the next question on an entirely different topic.
This is nothing less than journalistic malpractice. If they can’t even ask a follow-up question on something of this importance, why do they even exist?
The percentage of breakthrough cases is actually less than .08%.
The 125,682 “breakthrough” cases in 38 states found by NBC News represent less than .08 percent of the 164.2 million-plus people who have been fully vaccinated since January, or about one in every 1,300.