According to CNN, fully vaccinated people, in case of infection with the delta strain, spread it “at the same rate as unvaccinated people.”
The delta strain of coronavirus appears to cause more severe disease than its other varieties and spreads about as easily as chickenpox. This is evidenced by internal documents of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States, which CNN journalists reviewed on Friday.
According to the article, the head of the organization, Rochelle Walensky, confirmed the authenticity of the documents. They have not been published before. “This is one of the most easily transmitted viruses known to us,” Walensky said. She compared the delta strain of coronavirus in terms of ease of transmission with chickenpox and measles.
According to these estimates, an average of eight or nine people can become infected from one infected with the delta strain. According to the TV channel, these CDC documents indicate that fully vaccinated people, in case of infection with the delta strain, spread it “at the same rate as unvaccinated people.” According to CNN, these materials will be published later on Friday.
Walensky previously stated that fully vaccinated people are infected with the coronavirus very rarely. CDC specialists this week stressed that they continue to “strongly urge” everyone in the United States to get vaccinated. “Vaccination still prevents the severe course of the disease, hospitalization, and death, even in the case of the delta strain, “Walenski noted.