Have you all noticed the changing in spin regarding vaccination?
It goes like this, yes breakthrough infections are happening but the outcomes are very different vaxxed vs unvaxxed:
Fact: A Calgary man says despite being fully vaccinated, he caught COVID-19
Claim: “People that do get breakthrough infections have milder illness than people who have it without the vaccine.”
Claim: He also said the likelihood of DeMilliano passing on the virus to others is significantly lower than for an unvaccinated individual.
Are the fully vaccinated having milder illness? And unable to spread the virus?
Breakthrough deaths rising
There were no new deaths among fully vaccinated people reported during the week ending Aug. 15, Murphy said, but the state’s overall count went from 58 to 68.
Is the claim of reduced viral load correct? No.
As you will read.
More than 3,700 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus last week, a daily average of more than 500 people in the Bay State as breakthrough infections continue to rise amid the delta variant.
Breakthrough cases in Massachusetts are making up about one-third of the state’s overall cases.
Let’s look at a new study MedRXiv- Association between variants and breakthrough cases
Associations between vaccine breakthrough cases and infection by SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants have remained largely unexplored. Here we analyzed SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome sequences and viral loads from 1,373 persons with COVID-19 from the San Francisco Bay Area from February 1 to June 30, 2021, of which 125 (9.1%) were vaccine breakthrough infections. Fully vaccinated were more likely than unvaccinated persons to be infected by variants carrying mutations associated with decreased antibody neutralization (L452R, L452Q, E484K, and/or F490S) (78% versus 48%, p = 1.96e-08), but not by those associated with increased infectivity (L452R and/or N501Y) (85% versus 77%, p = 0.092). Differences in viral loads were non-significant between unvaccinated and fully vaccinated persons overall (p = 0.99) and according to lineage (p = 0.09 – 0.78). Viral loads were significantly higher in symptomatic as compared to asymptomatic vaccine breakthrough cases (p < 0.0001), and symptomatic vaccine breakthrough infections had similar viral loads to unvaccinated infections (p = 0.64). In 5 cases with available longitudinal samples for serologic analyses, vaccine breakthrough infections were found to be associated with low or undetectable neutralizing antibody levels attributable to immunocompromised state or infection by an antibody-resistant lineage. These findings suggest that vaccine breakthrough cases are preferentially caused by circulating antibody-resistant SARS-CoV-2 variants, and that symptomatic breakthrough infections may potentially transmit COVID-19 as efficiently as unvaccinated infections, regardless of the infecting lineage.
So the vaccinated are generally carrying the variants and can transmit Covid-19 as efficiently as the unvaccinated.
More verification of what was known by those of us actually following the science and not the spin.
From earlier today and worth the 40 minutes of viewing time..