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Mass vaccination fails to halt Covid transmission rates – The Lancet

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Successful vaccine rollouts have failed to stop Covid transmission, with new data showing the prevalence of the virus increasing in fully jabbed individuals, according to a medical study in The Lancet.

Examining new infections in Germany, researchers found that the rate of cases among fully vaccinated individuals aged 60 and older has risen from 16.9% in July to 58.9% in October.

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Offering a clear assessment that fully vaccinated people are increasingly becoming the source of Covid transmission, the study identified a similar situation in the UK. Throughout Britain, the number of household contacts exposed to unvaccinated cases (23%) was slightly lower than the number exposed to vaccinated individuals (25%).

In the space of three weeks in Britain, 100 Covid cases were reported among individuals who are 60 or older. Out of those infections, 89.7% of people were fully vaccinated, while 3.4% were unvaccinated.

More concerning for researchers, in Israel, an outbreak that infected multiple healthcare workers and patients, as well as their family members, came from a fully vaccinated hospital patient.

Backing up the fears expressed in the study, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently lists four of the five areas across the US with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated individuals as high transmission counties.

Researchers warned that decision makers must acknowledge the risk that is still posed by vaccinated individuals.

It appears to be grossly negligent to ignore the vaccinated population as a possible and relevant source of transmission when deciding about public health control measures.

The research released in The Lancet comes as countries weigh imposing Covid vaccine mandates to help protect citizens from the spread of the omicron variant and a potential resurgence in case numbers. Greece became the first nation in the EU to implement a Covid vaccine requirement, threatening all over-60s who don’t get the jab with a monthly fine.

Source:RT News

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  1. The Lancet report was published on the 19th November. You would think the government might have learned about it by now wouldn’t you? Tyrant Ardern seems to be determined to ignore and silence any of the many reports and evidence that show time and time again that everything the government is doing is wrong and ineffective and positively damaging to the country as a whole.

  2. The article seems to be missing the point of vaccination. There is clear evidence that vaccination reduces the severity and mortality of illness (see citation below), and risk of catching covid. Being on a breathing tube in hospital because of covid would suck and by the time you’ve caught covid, it’s too late to change your mind and get the vaccine…

    Haas EJ, Angulo FJ, McLaughlin JM
    et al.
    Impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign in Israel: an observational study using national surveillance data.
    Lancet. 2021; 397: 1819-1829

    Menni C Klaser K May A et al.
    Vaccine side-effects and SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination in users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK: a prospective observational study.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2021; 21: 939-949

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