CDC-Funded Study: COVID Shots Have No Effect On Virus Transmission

Vaccinated as likely as unvaccinated to spread it

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Art MooreBy Art Moore WND News Center

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the COVID-19 Vaccine Kick-Off event at the National Institutes of Health on Dec. 22, 2020 (National Institutes of Health photo)

People who are unvaccinated spread the COVID-19 delta variant virtually the same as the vaccinated, according to a study in a federal prison funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“In this investigation, we found no statistically significant difference in transmission potential between vaccinated persons and persons who were not fully vaccinated,” the researchers said.

“Therefore, our findings indicate that prevention and mitigation measures should be applied without regard to vaccination status for persons in high-risk settings or those with significant exposures.”

The study, published on medRxiv, was a joint project of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Yale University and the British Medical Journal.

The researches said their data “add to a growing body of evidence characterizing transmission potential from vaccinated persons.”

However, they acknowledged the small proportion of participants in the study who were not fully vaccinated, 17, “and negative findings reported here warrant cautious interpretation.” A total of 78 were fully vaccinated.

“To increase the sample size of this group, two partially vaccinated participants were included, potentially diluting the characteristics of unvaccinated participants,” they wrote. “However, our conclusions did not change when analyses were performed excluding these two participants.”

A long-term study in the U.K. published in October found the rate of transmission in households that were fully vaccinated was statistically the same as unvaccinated households.

In Israel, a fully vaccinated person was determined to be the source of a clinic outbreak in which 16 health-care workers, 23 patients and two family members were infected. Fourteen fully vaccinated patients became severely ill or died. There were two unvaccinated patients, and they developed only mild disease.

The Centers for Disease Control identifies four of the top five U.S. counties with the highest percentage of the population fully vaccinated (99.9–84.3%) as “high” transmission counties.

In Canada, the government’s chief health minister, Theresa Tam, confirmed that people who have been fully vaccinated have viral loads similar to the unvaccinated, meaning they can transmit the virus.

The study also found no significant difference between infected people with or without symptoms.

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Hmm. This isn’t a good summary of the study. Read it for yourself.
While our investigation did not find evidence of reduced transmission potential from vaccinated
persons with infection, vaccination is known to reduce the risk of infection,
6, 21 295 which prevents
296 secondary transmission. In addition, vaccination remains a strongly protective factor against morbidity
and mortality due to SARS-CoV-2.22 297 Protection against infection, morbidity, and mortality underscores
298 the importance of maximizing vaccination coverage, particularly in settings where challenges to physical
299 distancing can result in rapid, widespread transmission when infections do occur.
300 The evidence that vaccinated persons can transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others suggests that there is
301 continued risk of widespread outbreaks when the virus is introduced into congregate settings, even
302 when vaccination coverage is high. In particular, because of the potential for rapid transmission and high
prevalence of underlying health conditions in incarcerated populations,
7, 8 303 persons living or working in
304 correctional facilities should quarantine after exposure to SARS-CoV-2, regardless of vaccination status.
305 Post-exposure quarantine is especially important where the risk of transmission is high (e.g., in dorm-
306 style housing, and where staff and/or incarcerated persons frequently interact across housing units) or
307 where the population is at high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Facilities can continue to
308 minimize the need for quarantine by enforcing consistent indoor masking to the extent possible,
309 continuing recommended disinfection, cleaning, and ventilation, and maintaining routine test-based
310 screening programs that can identify cases early and facilitate timely action (including isolation) to limit
311 exposure to others. Facilities that implement routine test-based screening should continue to include
312 vaccinated persons in their frame.
313 This report is subject to several limitations. Due to the small proportion of participants who
314 were not fully vaccinated (19%), statistical comparisons on the basis of vaccination status were
315 underpowered, and negative findings reported here warrant cautious interpretation. To increase the
316 sample size of this group, two partially vaccinated participants were included, potentially diluting the
317 characteristics of unvaccinated participants. However, our conclusions did not change when analyses


You wrote that long commend for no reason. Completely useless. They never said anything about morbidity, only about the vaccine not really making a difference in transmission rates. That is what the article was about. Next time before you go off the deep end read the article and make sure you read the whole thing before commending.