On Thursday Bloomberg published an article reporting on a yearlong study which shows vaccinated people are just as likely to spread the delta variant to contacts in their household as those who are unvaccinated.
The study, published Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases medical journal, conducted the yearlong study of 621 people in the U.K. with mild Covid-19. Scientists found their peak viral load was similar regardless of vaccination status.
“People inoculated against Covid-19 are just as likely to spread the delta variant of the virus to contacts in their household as those who haven’t had shots” Bloomberg reported.
The Lancet study’s “Background” states, “The SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant is highly transmissible and spreading globally, including in populations with high vaccination rates. We aimed to investigate transmission and viral load kinetics in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals with mild delta variant infection in the community.”
Becker News notes that the Lancet’s study “bears a closer look, especially given that it has been a journal known for publishing research used to justify harsh lockdown measures and mandates.”
Additionally, the Lancet’s study recorded that the SAR [secondary attack rate] for the vaccinated was slightly higher than the unvaccinated. “SAR among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% [95% CI 15–35] for vaccinated vs 23% [15–31] for unvaccinated),” the journal said.
“12 (39%) of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases, further confirmed by genomic and virological analysis in three index case–contact pairs.”
Becker News adds: “the Lancet’s findings are quite remarkable and fly in the face of the ‘science’ that has been sold to the world for nearly a year about vaccines stopping the spread of Covid-19, which has been a key selling point in vaccine mandates.
The peer-reviewed scientific journal finally fessed up about something this publication pointed out in September: Vaccines are not stopping the spread, and indeed, are a significant vector in the transmission of Covid-19.”
The Lancet’s “Interpretation” section includes, “fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts.”