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New CDC Report Shows 74% Infected In Covid-19 Outbreak In Massachusetts Were Fully Vaccinated


New CDC Report Shows 74% Infected In Covid-19 Outbreak In Massachusetts Were Fully Vaccinated
New data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States showed that about bout three-fourths of people infected in a Coviud-19 outbreak in Massachusetts, US, were completely vaccinated against the disease and four of the infected had to be hospitalized.
Those people who are fully vaccinated against the disease tend to carry the same amount of virus load in their nose as those who are unvaccinated and therefore could spread the virus to other people, claimed the new data published in the US agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
“This finding is concerning and was a pivotal discovery leading to CDC’s updated mask recommendation,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
“The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones,” Walensky added.
Last week, the CDCV reversed its previous guidance and asked all people who are fully vaccinated and who reside in area of high Covid-19 infection rate should start to wear face masks again while they are indoors. That would mean that about two thirds of the total population of the US. 
About 74 per cent of the people who are infected in Massachusetts outbreak were completely vaccinated, showed the CDC study.
While warning that the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, CDC warned that the variant could also make people sicker compared to the original variance of the coronavirus.
Walensky told reporters on a call Tuesday that some of those who have been fully vaccinated could carry higher levels of the virus than was previously believed and are therefore also possibly transmitting it to others, even as the delta variant continues to hit unvaccinated people the hardest. The variant behaves “uniquely differently from past strains of the virus,” she added.
A document of the CDC also warns that the delta variant currently spreading throughout the US is as contagious as chickenpox and also has a longer transmission window compared to the original strain of the coronavirus. The document also shows CDC’s belief that the delta variant may also make people sicker even if they are fully vaccinated. \
According to the CDC document, the delta variant has now spread to at least 132 countries and has become the dominant strain in the US. It is far more transmissible than the common cold, the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu, smallpox, Ebola, MERS and SARS. Scientists believe that only the virus causing measles appears to be a faster spreader than the delta variant.
Even though there are a number of studies that claim that the current vaccines do not work as well against the delta virus compared to the previous variants of the coronavirus, scientists believe that the vaccines are still highly effective – particularly in preventing serious illness and deaths. According to health officials of the US, about 97 per cent of new hospitalizations and 99.5 per cent of all deaths in the country have happened among people who are still to be vaccinated.