COVID-19: Vaccinated people may spread the virus – CDC Reports


In yet another unexpected and unwelcome twist in the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Friday strongly suggesting that fully immunized people with so-called breakthrough infections of the delta variant can spread the virus to others just as readily as unvaccinated people.

The vaccines remain powerfully effective against severe illness and death, and the agency said infections in vaccinated people were comparatively rare. But the revelation follows a series of other recent findings about the delta variant that have upended scientists’ understanding of the coronavirus.

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In the new report, which was intended to explain the agency’s sudden revision to its masking advice for vaccinated Americans, the CDC described an outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, this month that quickly mushroomed to 470 cases in Massachusetts alone, as of Thursday.

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