It's getting more difficult to scientifically blame the unvaccinated for all of the Covid-19 ills hitting the U.S. and other countries.
According to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most of the people who got Covid-19, as well as almost all of those who were hospitalized, had been fully vaccinated.
The report contradicts multiple false reports that have claimed the vaccines are "100% effective" in preventing hospitalization. It also contradicts false reports that have implied vaccinated people are not spreading Covid-19. According to CDC, the fully vaccinated are showing just as high of a "viral load" as unvaccinated people who get infected.
CDC published new data on the topic in its weekly report. It says that most of the identified cases of Covid-19 in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, town, in July (74%) were among fully vaccinated people. Most, but not all, had the Delta variant.
Additionally, four of five hospitalized patients were fully vaccinated. Only one was not fully vaccinated.
Today, CDC also acknowledged that Covid-19 viral load is "similarly high" in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. That's a result, say officials, of the Delta variant.
From the start, virologists said that there would be natural variants to Covid-19. They also accurately predicted that effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines would wear down in a matter of months, not years. Now, CDC is confirming that the current Covid-19 vaccines are not working effectively against Covid-19.
In contrast, the millions of Americans who have fought off Covid-19 infections, either with or without symptoms, are proving to have greater and longer lasting immunity, so far, than those who have been vaccinated. That, too, was predicted by virologists.
According to CDC, "high viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus."
High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus.CDC
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CDC said this latest finding "is concerning and was a pivotal discovery leading to CDC’s updated mask recommendation [for vaccinated people to mask in high-risk indoor situations]. The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones."