Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said on Monday that more than 40 percent of people who have died from Wuhan coronavirus in the state of Maryland over the last 6-8 weeks were fully vaccinated.
During his interview with Martha MacCallum on FOX News, Former CDC Director Redfield now senior advisor to Governor Hogan in MD, made an alarming admission that 40 percent of the recent COVID-19 deaths in Maryland were fully vaccinated.
“I hear a lot of times people feel it’s a rare event that fully vaccinated people may die. I happen to be the senior advisor to Governor Hogan in the state of Maryland. In the last 6-8 weeks, more than 40 percent of people who died in Maryland were fully vaccinated,” said Redfield when asked about Colin Powell’s death.
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However, Andy Owen, a spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Health had a different claim that from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, only about 30% of Marylanders who died of confirmed COVID-19 were fully vaccinated.
In all, 649 people died in that time frame, which means, according to MDH, that 195 of those deaths were people who received the vaccine.
The health department said many of those people who died also had other health conditions that made them more vulnerable.
Officials released a statement writing, “This further underscores our mission to maintain immunity by urging eligible Marylanders to get their booster shots.”