There is a delta variant of the COVID-19 which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that even fully vaccinated people can get the breakthrough infection which they might spread to unvaccinated people.
The health organization published data that showed clusters of an outbreak in Barnstable County, Massachusetts where about 74% of all the 469 identified COVID cases were in fully vaccinated people and 90% of the cases tested were caused by the delta variant.
The report further made it clear that even vaccinated people had as much COVID in their noses as unvaccinated people who were infected. report.
The case study also showed four fully vaccinated individuals being hospitalized but there have been no fatalities so far. The findings further confirm the earlier reports about the vaccines being effective at preventing severe disease and death from the coronavirus and even the new delta variant.
The CDC had earlier recommended that even fully vaccinated people should go back to wearing masks indoors if they live in an area with substantial or high rates of COVID-19 as research shows how contagious the now-dominant delta variant is.
The announcement was met with some criticism by some scientists and members of the media for the failure of the CDC to cite its research or even show its sources.
However, a Thursday publication made by the Washington Post showed an internal presentation from the CDC that further confirms that the delta variant is much more contagious than the previous variants of the coronavirus – in which case, its more transmissible than common cold or flu and is about as contagious as the chickenpox and could potentially lead to much more severe disease.
Now the big problem would be convincing people of the effectiveness of the vaccine considering the fact that even fully vaccinated people can still contract the new variant but the vaccine works 100% fine just that as advised by the CDC, there is a need to go back to the mask and continue to use it especially in areas with high possibilities of COVID.