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Study: Vaccinated spread infectious COVID

The data on infectious SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic vaccinated vs. asymptomatic unvaccinated should raise a few eyebrows. Something tells me this one won’t get peer reviewed for a while. Maybe after the boosters are approved?

Preprint of a study from UW-Madison examining infectious SARS-CoV-2 despite vaccination doesn’t look good for mandate advocates. Researchers compared 699 swab specimens collected in July 2021 from residents of 36 counties.

“We observed low Ct values (<25) in 212 of 310 fully vaccinated (68%) and 246 of 389 (63%) unvaccinated individuals. Testing a subset of low-Ct samples revealed infectious SARS-CoV-2 in 15 of 17 specimens (88%) from unvaccinated individuals and 37 of 39 (95%) from vaccinated.”

To be clear, “lower Ct” indicates higher viral load and therefore possibly MORE infectious to others without knowing they’re infected or simply due to dismissing mild symptoms.

“Ct values <25 were detected in 7 of 24 unvaccinated (29%; CI: 13-51%) and 9 of 11 fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals (82%; CI: 48-97%), and 158 of 232 unvaccinated (68%, CI: 62-74%) and 156 of 225 fully vaccinated (69%; CI: 63-75%) symptomatic individuals.”

The results if vaxxed:

  • Are both more susceptible/transmissible 1-10 days after jab
  • <14 days after 2nd jab are counted as unvaxxed
  • Have more asymptopmatic/low-symptom infections
  • Asymptomatic have much lower Ct (higher viral load) than unvaxxed asymptomatic
  • High protection vs. illness/death

H/T Tyler Cardon

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