New research out of ICL has found fully vaccinated individuals are 3x LESS likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 than unvaccinated individuals AND are LESS likely to pass the virus on to others, due to having a smaller viral load on average and therefore shedding LESS virus.
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YES, this study pertains to Delta! Read more here: imperial.ac.uk/news/227713/c… Study can be found here: spiral.imperial.ac.uk/bitstr…
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Full vaccination HALVES the transmission of Delta. “Effectiveness estimates always decrease as researchers include less serious disease. Vaccination remains HIGHLY effective against Delta,” said Imperial’s Paul Elliott, co-leader of the project.” ft.com/content/df4db947-8697…

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Replying to @sailorrooscout
Don't live in the US; what are the odds the CDC roll back on their announcement about transmission with all the contrary evidence? Global media is taking cues from officialdom even when agencies of officialdom, like the CDC in this instance, are misguided in their conclusions.
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Halving transmission of Delta, if the R0 estimates of ~5 are accurate (questionable), still leaves a fairly infectious virus in the vaccinated population, doesn't it?
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Replying to @sailorrooscout
Halves the transmission: so still Russian roulette for immunosuppressed parents whose children are eligible to be vaccinated as they attend deliberate exposure in unsafe schools
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How did they live before?
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Replying to @sailorrooscout
Even though the Delta Plus and Lambda variants can't be ignored, do you think some of the fears are a bit overblown?
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In regards to effectiveness of vaccination yes, for everyone else its trouble.
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Replying to @sailorrooscout
A booster vaccine will also likely be more effective against delta, but if the anti-vaxxers continue this, we will end up with more variants and vaccines will have to continuously be updated to keep up. It’s ok to hate something and still understand it’s the right thing to do.
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It’s not the anti-vaxxers
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Replying to @sailorrooscout
I’m so sorry to ask, can you clarify the difference between the threefold reduction in odds of positive tests and half reductions of transmission the study discuss? The study refers to both and I’m not quite sure I follow the distinction.
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