New CDC study rings alarm bells: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as unvaccinated

By Nikhila Natarajan

New York, Jul 31 (IANS): US health officials Friday released details of an alarming new study which could totally muddle current thinking on how the coronavirus spreads in society.

Latest research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that vaccinated people who got infected with Covid-19 or the so-called breakthrough infections carry about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who are unvaccinated.

The study, published in CDC's flagship weekly report, is the basis for recent recommendations that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in places with high transmission rates - driven now by the delta variant.

The report's authors suggest the CDC's new guidance should include masking in indoor public settings "regardless of vaccination status".

The study in question derives its insights from an outbreak in Provincetown, a popular tourist hotspot in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After multiple large public events, 469 Covid-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents who had travelled to the town during July 3–17.

Three fourths (74 per cent) of the cases were among fully vaccinated people.

"Testing identified the Delta variant in 90 per cent of specimens from 133 patients," the report adds. "Cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not." The upshot: "Among persons with breakthrough infection, four (1.2 per cent) were hospitalised, and no deaths were reported."

The release of this CDC report coincides with a Washington Post scoop of internal CDC documents that paint a grim picture of how the "war has changed" on Covid-19, after the delta variant seeped into America.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, US president Joe Biden indicated that new Covid-19 guidelines could be dropping soon.



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  • anthony, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    For all the caged Parrots who were forcefully recommending vaccination the Corona Virus is making us all look like Fools.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    That's what all the knowledgeable doctors and epidemiologists or scientists had been saying from last year itself. Yes no safe and efficient vaccines can be feasible to prevent infection or deaths against mutating viruses like corona. Now get ready for another lockdowns and authoritarian enforcement of any mandates like masks and vaccine boosters which too will fail but endangering the lives of vaccine recipients as they contain toxic chemicals in them. Wait till the pandemic hoax dust settles down and see how the world population survives this fall and winter.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    National Waste ...

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    New CDC study rings alarm bells: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as unvaccinated? But They never say that their evil vaccines themselves big virus shedders and are cause for these variants ? Or with virus and these so called vaccines eugenics elites trying to depopulate world using fear of virus with the help of their controlled media?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Educated people can be fooled easily - first they were fooled into thinking that masks will prevent infection and then the miracle cure through vaccines and who knows what in the future . In our country the uneducated political class rules over the educated shouldn't it be the other way round ? Masks make it harder to breathe, reducing normal oxygen availability to the lungs - stop getting fooled before more people die due to suffocation than the virus.

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