UK NIHR Bombshell: Fully Vaccinated Serve as Vectors, Comparable Transmission to Household Contacts

UK NIHR Bombshell: Fully Vaccinated Serve as Vectors, Comparable Transmission to Household Contacts

The largest clinical research funder in the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s   Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections, the National Heart and Lung Institute, and Imperial College of London recently had results from an important study published in the prominent peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet. Titled ‘Community transmission and viral load kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the UK: a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study,' the group sought to study transmission and viral load kinetics in both individuals that are vaccinated as well as unvaccinated in the community. While the study team made a point of declaring that vaccination does help with not only risk reduction of infection but also expedited viral clearance, nonetheless they came to a disturbing conclusion. Fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections, and those who are accelerating, experience peak viral load comparable to unvaccinated people. Vaccinated people can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2 in household settings too, meaning the vaccinated serve as vectors of the disease just like...

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