Nine months ago, the CDC said fully vaccinated people do not carry the virus and don’t get sick, they were wrong

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A clip from March 30th, 2021 by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky claimed that fully vaccinated people don’t get sick and do not carry the virus. Now, nine months later, we’re learning that’s not true as America enters its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting more and more fully vaccinated people each day.

At that time, the CDC also suggested vaccinated people don’t carry the virus and don’t transmit the virus. That has also been proven wrong in the months since.

“Our data from the CDC today suggest that vaccinated people do not carry the virus,” Walensky said in March.

Infections disease experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and New Jersey Department of Health Commission Judith Persichilli say that’s because the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines is waning.

The CDC has since readjusted its position.

“Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a breakthrough infection,” the CDC now states.

What We Know about Vaccine Breakthrough Infections

  • Vaccine breakthrough infections are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing most infections. However, like other vaccines, they are not 100% effective.
  • Fully vaccinated people with a vaccine breakthrough infection are less likely to develop serious illness than those who are unvaccinated and get COVID-19.
  • Even when fully vaccinated people develop symptoms, they tend to be less severe symptoms than in unvaccinated people. This means they are much less likely to be hospitalized or die than people who are not vaccinated.
  • People who get vaccine breakthrough infections can be contagious.

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