An internal report from the CDC claimed vaccinated people can still spread the delta COVID-19 variant.
The CDC referred to an outbreak study out of Barnstable County, MA, writing “Delta variant vaccine breakthrough cases may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases.” Three-quarters of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 after numerous large public events were fully vaccinated. Among the 469 COVID-19 cases identified, 346 (74%) occurred in fully vaccinated people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found.
Most of the vaccinated patients, 79%, experienced symptomatic breakthrough infections, according to the Washington Times. Continuing, the CDC said, “Vaccines prevent more than 90 percent of severe disease, but may be less effective at preventing infection or transmission. Therefore, more breakthrough and more community spread despite vaccination.”
According to the CDC, the delta variant is different from previous strains, highly contagious, and likely more severe, it is more transmissible than Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu, and Smallpox. The public health agency’s next steps include communicating with Americans that
“the war has changed,” impose “universal masking” and “reconsider other community mitigation strategies,” such as lockdowns.
First obtained by the Washington Post, the leaked information was communicated in what appear to be presentation slides shared within the CDC. In recent months, public trust in the CDC has diminished as the agency and its directors flip-flop on policy. Just last week, a less than three-week-old mask policy was reversed, now suggesting vaccinated individuals wear a mask.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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