COVID-19: Vaccinated people are concerned as the scientists do not have answers to all their queries

Through anecdotes, some of the things can be guessed which may not be assessed through data. Recently, vaccinated people are also becoming susceptible to coronavirus and it is not a good sign at all. However, it is not clear yet how often these cases have been happening and how virus is being spread by these people. One of the growing concerns is whether the vaccinated people are more vulnerable to the virus.

On the occasion, lot of scientific research cannot be found. Based on the fragmented information, policy makers have been making plans. As a result, mask mandate is being renewed in some countries once again. Some countries have delayed their opening. Lack of clarity regarding the situation is making everything difficult.
Former director of CDC, Tom Frieden has said “We have to be humble about what we do know and what we don’t know. There are a few things we can say definitively. One is that this is a hard question to address.”
Due to lack of concrete public message, vaccinated people have become quite confused on how to protect themselves against the virus. Some key variables can be noticed. In the coming days, requirement of booster doses may be felt. Decisions have to be taken whether to open the office or to roll back

In order to find answers to these questions especially regarding breakthrough infection, some studies have been conducted. However, different pictures have been shown through these studies. Variables have played an important role here such as prevalence of delta variant, vaccinated population and weather.
Infectious disease expert from University of California, Monica Gandhi has said “It’s quite clear that we have more breakthroughs now. We all know someone who has had one. But we don’t have great clinical data.”
One of the outbreaks has happened at the beach town called Provincetown in Massachusetts. Due to gathering of thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in the same dance floor and house parties during 4th July weekend for celebration, a turning point has been seen as far as pandemic is concerned. Among the 469 of infected people, three fourth have been vaccinated.

Through the incident, it has been found out that vaccinated people may be vulnerable to the coronavirus as much as the unvaccinated people. Most of the people in USA are vaccinated. Therefore, it is quite natural to see lot of infection among the vaccinated people also. However, conclusion cannot be drawn from one study alone. As a result, CDC has reversed its recommendation and asked people to mask up in certain situation.

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