Now it comes out that the reason the CDC has suggested masks for the
"vaccinated" is that they spread the Delta variant at "higher levels" than
That's incorrect. You either read that wrong...
USA Today even printed as much (then later deleted the
..or the paragraph was written incorrectly, and the error is being carried
forward in your 'zerohedge' derivative, which has yet to be corrected.
TL;DR summary: research has found that the Delta's viral load in the
sinuses is ~1000x higher than the CoVid baseline.
This was found in pediatric patients -- i.e., KIDS WHO CAN'T GET THE VACCINE.
“CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said new data shows the delta variant,
which accounts for more than 80% of the new infections in the U.S.,
behaves ‘uniquely differently’ from its predecessors and could make
vaccinated people infectious,” the article notes.
TL;DR: contraction is always a statistical probability event based on exposure,
so Delta's being more infectious makes an infection more likely, which is why
there's been "break-through" infections amongst the vaccinated.
“Information on the delta variant from several states and other countries
indicates that in rare occasions some vaccinated people infected with the
delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to
others,” Walensky said in announcing new guidance ...
Yes, because vaccines never provide total & immediate immunity, but rather
just minimizes one's duration & severity of being infectious. In the case of
Delta, the high level average estimate is that it is ~1.8x more infectious than
baseline, which means that a person is ~1.8x more likely to contract it from
an exposure duration of the baseline.
The alternatives to bring ~1.8x back down to 1 would be to reduce transmissibility
probabilities, such as by shorting exposure durations (by half ... ie 1/1.8 = 55%),
increase social distancing, go back to wearing PPE, etc .. plus combinations thereof.
The rest of the public has been doing this for a year; it isn't Rocket Science.
... which reverses a CDC recommendation in May.
False: it *revises* current CDC recommendations based on new data from the
new Delta variant.
Nice that "Federal health offcials still believe..." that this is rare, but
belief is not science. The numbers suggest otherwise.
Over 99% of hospitalizations & deaths are of unvaccinated, which makes
the 1% of vaccinated pretty damn rare, eh?
And why would the
"vaccinated" carry "higher levels" of the virus then the unvaccinated?
They don't: that's what the article got wrong and why they deleted it.
Too bad <zerohedge> hasn't corrected their reporting.