Federal Government Vaccine Messaging Faces Reality Crisis

Federal Government Vaccine Messaging Faces Reality Crisis

In what some consider shocking news, the growing breakthrough infections and evolving viral variants mean that vaccination within this next phase of the pandemic doesn’t necessarily stop the person who is vaccinated from spreading the virus. Real-world studies had hinted that vaccination slows the spread, but the Delta variant is a gamechanger. As Dr. Fauci recently explained, this means that if someone is infected with Delta, the viral load in the nasopharynx is comparable for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This means that the vaccinated can carry and spread the Delta variant, just like the unvaccinated.

This new data doesn’t take away from the fact that the vaccinated are still protected from more severe illness and death, although as TrialSite has reported in other articles, breakthrough infections are leading to hospitalizations and death, just at a lower level in the vaccinated than in the unvaccinated. In light of this new data on transmission, the CDC has yet again changed its guidance to recommend wearing masks indoors, even for those who are fully vaccinated. (Not too long ago, the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people did not have to wear masks indoo...

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