According to a new study of the United States’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the Indian “Delta” variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected.
As per to international media the study published by the CDC, focused on 469 coronavirus cases identified among Massachusetts residents who had travelled to Barnstable County, a summer vacation destination, from July 3 to 17.
As per to study, A total of 346 cases, about 74%, occurred in fully vaccinated people, Testing identified the Delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that the study further reads that cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not, The study demonstrated that Delta variant infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Walensky said that “High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus,”
She further said that this finding is concerning and was a vital discovery leading to CDC’s updated mask recommendation, “The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones,”
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