- The researchers said the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to stop the coronavirus and still protect people from severe disease and hospitalization.
- The study used real-world data from the United Kingdom.
Just a quick note — Breakthrough COVID-19 cases remain rare among fully vaccinated people, according to CDC data. So in order to spread the delta variant, fully vaccinated people would need to be infected by it — which is happening at a rare rate.
- Experts maintain that getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 keeps you safe from COVID-19 infections, according to experts.
The researchers in this study said vaccinated people infected with the delta variant could pose significant risks to unvaccinated people because they would be spreading the virus in heavy amounts to the unvaccinated, according to CBS News.
- “With delta, infections occurring following two vaccinations had similar peak viral burden to those in unvaccinated individuals,” the study said, per CBS News.
CDC worries over viral load in vaccinated people
At the end of July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus wear face masks again due to some fears that fully vaccinated people could spread the delta variant as quickly as unvaccinated people, assuming they are infected with COVID-19 (again, a rare circumstance, according to CDC data).