Massachusetts Covid outbreak study shows 75 percent were fully vaccinated: Delta variant
The recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Massachusetts has been investigated by the CDC. The analysis revealed that 347 out of 469 people were fully vaccinated.
“Overall, 274 vaccinated patients with a breakthrough infection were symptomatic, according to the CDC. The most common side effects were cough, headache, sore throat, muscle pain and fever. Among five Covid patients who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated, according to the agency. No deaths were reported,” according to CNBC.
With an in-depth analysis of the sick, scientists have identified exactly the same amount of the virus in the mucous membrane of vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The only difference is that fully vaccinated people carry the disease with almost no symptoms, but are also carriers of the virus.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is linking incidence rates to new guidelines for general mask wearing. Allegedly, it is the masks that should protect the unvaccinated population and prevent infection and spread by the vaccinated.
Why then the vaccine is needed, Walensky did not explain.
“This finding is concerning and was a pivotal discovery leading to CDC’s updated mask recommendation,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.”
We can halt the chain of #COVID19 transmission in the next couple of weeks if we unify together, get more people vaccinated, and mask in the meantime when in areas of high or substantial transmission. Learn how you can #StopTheSpread of the #Deltavariant: https://t.co/RHkXpjcoR2 https://t.co/3qREYHwqtl— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) July 29, 2021
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