- Feb 16, 2016
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CDC leak shows the vaccinated aren't the big Delta risk
Has the COVID-19 “war” changed with the Delta variant, as the CDC’s leaked documents declared? Not really, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning. Parsing out the data from the clickbait, Gottlieb points out that the vaccines make the kind of breakthrough transmission cited by this study relatively rare, although perhaps more asymptomatically prevalent than the CDC acknowledged before now.
Therefore, the fully vaccinated are not a big vector for transmission. Nor did people think that the unvaccinated could never transmit the virus in the first place. The big issue is the unvaccinated, who keep choosing to pose a risk to themselves and others, and masking the vaccinated won’t mitigate that risk:
Gottlieb offers common-sense guidance for the vaccinated. If you are in close contact with uniquely vulnerable individuals, including the unvaccinated by restriction (such as small children), take precautions to protect them. Mandating masks for everyone makes no sense at all, in large part because it’s not protecting those who can’t protect themselves. The mandates are clearly intended to protect those who won’t protect themselves, and that’s a recipe for perpetual masking — which people aren’t going to tolerate anyway.
And in fact, as Axios reports, it’s guidance that people are already largely ignoring:
Dr. Leana Wen also took a look at the data and reaches the same conclusion as Gottlieb. Wen has a different public-policy agenda for dealing with the implications, but the data makes it clear that the CDC is focusing on the wrong population:
It’s even more basic than that. The COVID-19 genie is out of the bottle, and there’s simply no stuffing it back in. We have to learn to live with this virus, and that can’t mean shutting down commerce and forcing people to wear masks for years on end when we have vaccines that render this even less risky than a seasonal flu for the immune. The proper focus should fall on getting the unvaccinated to get their inoculations, and then vaccinate the world to transform COVID-19 into a routine and manageable health-care issue. Masking the vaccinated doesn’t advance those goals at all — and to the extent that it indemnifies the risk-takers, it seriously impedes progress toward that goal.
Update: Jeff Dunetz follows up on the same point:
But along with the health reasons, the vaccine is worth it because, after a year of national quarantine, the shots will allow us to return to a more normal life.
This new CDC mask guidance takes that benefit away from the vaccinated to protect the non-vaccinated. What is beyond comprehension is why are the vaccinated people being punished for the actions of the non-vaccinated? This may sound callous, but the people who decided against getting the vaccine made their own decision—and if they catch COVID, that too is their decision. The CDC and governments who want to mandate compliance with the CDC’s new guidance should keep my family and me out of it.
No matter the number of vaccinated, WE will never achieve 100% protection from the CCP Covid-19 Virus simply because it continues to mutate.
Combined with Joey Xi Bai Dungs increased illegal alien crisis CCP Covid-19 will continue to thrive in America.
Meanwhile the CDC has not been honest in their evaluations of the numbers afflicted with the CCP Covid-19 virus. Other common illnesses besides COVID-19 are a problematic for people with compromised immune systems. Those individuals have to take precautions to avoid exposure. We don't force everyone to get flu shots because it might help people with compromised immune systems.
Indeed if this administration was really interested in slowing and stopping the CCP Covid virus and it's variants, it would close our borders to the illegal aliens crossing our Southern border..
Then there's the 6 Counties found with bubonic plague in Colorado. What is the CDC doing about it?
The unnamed fourth-grader who died was a member of the 4-H Weaselskin Club, and had been raising hogs as part of the program.