The novel coronavirus and its latest and most dangerous variant called Delta continued to make headlines these days.
CNN reported a new study shows the Delta Covid-19 variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected.
Without a doubt, this is illustrating a key motivation behind the federal guidance that now recommends most fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors.
News about vaccinated and unvaccinated people is out
Experts are now saying that vaccination makes it less likely that you’ll catch Covid-19 in the first place — but for those who do, this data suggests they could have a similar tendency to spread it as unvaccinated folks – this is the worst possible news about this subject.
“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,” Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement Friday.
The study was published by CDC the other day, and it describes 469 Massachusetts residents who were infected in a July outbreak in Barnstable County. It’s also important to note that this includes the summer vacation destination Provincetown. No deaths were reported among them.
“About 74% — or 346 cases — had been fully vaccinated. Of those cases, 79% reported symptoms. Genetically sequenced cases revealed the Delta variant as the main culprit,” CNN notes.
The finding that the Delta variant resulted in similar viral loads “was a pivotal discovery leading to CDC’s updated mask recommendation.” This is what experts are saying these days.
“The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit the virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.”
Also, It’s been just reported that the CDC is expected to reveal this week that the new data is showing the fact that people who are vaccinated against Covid 19 who become infected with the Delta variant will be able to spread this and infect others, according to The New York Times.