“The War Has Changed”
What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination and how the new COVID DELTA variant is affecting the vaccine studies.
It was a recent DELTA Variant of the COVID-19 outbreak on Cape Cod that resulted in the CDC urging Americans to start wearing masks. What they saw in a Cap Cod study was 127 vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant during the outbreak appeared to carry as much virus as 84 unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who became infected.
These high viral loads imply an increased risk of transmission thus raising concern that unlike other variants vaccinated people infected with the delta variant can spread the virus.
This new variant appears to be as infectious as chickenpox. Thus the Delta variant is more transmissible than the common cold, seasonal flu and smallpox, but less contagious than measles.
The CDC and other public health officials are stating that 95% of those hospitalized with COVID are not vaccinated. This contradicts what Britain’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance has said. He stated in a news conference that 40% of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have had two doses of the vaccine.
So it would appear that the vaccine is not as effective in preventing hospital admissions as Americans are being told. And, two vaccinated individuals are just as likely to spread the virus as unvaccinated individuals.
Terry Pfau DO, HMD