With the U.S. Government’s rush to get everyone vaccinated, one might be led to believe that vaccines mean a return to normalcy. After all, that’s the messaging that has been shoved down our throats. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say this is not the case after 756 percent of people who were infected in a Massachusetts COVID outbreak were vaccinated.
The Associated Press reports that fully vaccinated people who catch COVID carry just as much of the virus as unvaccinated people — which leads to a chance to spread the virus, especially if they throw caution to the wind and act irresponsibly:
Researchers ran tests on a portion of them and found roughly the same level of virus in those who were fully vaccinated and those who were not.
Three-quarters of the infections were in fully vaccinated individuals. Among those fully vaccinated, about 80% experienced symptoms with the most common being cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and fever.
Dagenais said he started to feel ill the evening he returned home and initially chalked it up to long nights of partying in packed Provincetown nightclubs.
But as the days wore on and the fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue set in, he knew it was something more.
In the report, the measure researchers used to assess how much virus an infected person is carrying does not indicate whether they are actually transmitting the virus to other people, said Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan.
CDC officials say more data is coming. They are tracking breakthrough cases as part of much larger studies that involve following tens of thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated people across the country over time.
Many have chosen not to get vaccinated for health reasons, because of allergies, or because they have a religious or philosophical objection. While the Massachusetts incident may serve to some as an indicator that more people need to be vaccinated, they can also remind us that we still don’t know a lot about these vaccines. They have not yet received full FDA approval and are associated with numerous, sometimes deadly, side effects. And we have clearly been lied to about how well they protect the population.