President Joe Biden’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis served as the latest evidence that full vaccination does not protect against infection. As a letter to the editors of a highly respected medical journal recently asserted, there appears to be a significant downside for vaccinated individuals who contract the virus.
According to the results observed by a group of Boston-area doctors, those who have been vaccinated remain contagious longer than unvaccinated people after testing positive. Those who were vaccinated but not boosted appear to have the longest period of contagiousness.
As the research indicated, there were 66 COVID-positive participants in the study between July 2021 and January 2022 and their viruses were almost equally divided between the Omicron and Delta variants.
Specifically, testing showed that nearly 69 percent of unvaccinated subjects were not contagious 10 days after testing positive. About 38.5 percent of those who were vaccinated and boosted were not contagious after the same period of time. Finally, fewer than 3 in 10 of those who only received an initial vaccination were no longer contagious after 10 days.
After 15 days, those percentages were up to 93.75 percent for unvaccinated people, more than 92 percent for boosted individuals, and just over 78 percent for vaccinated but unboosted participants.
The news comes as Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response coordinator, confirmed that the benefits of vaccines were “overplayed” by politicians and medical experts.
During a recent Fox News Channel interview, she acknowledged that she “knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection,” a fact that has subsequently caused Americans to “worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization.”
Although Birx stressed that vaccinations and boosters are effective at reducing the likelihood of serious illness or death, she noted that “50 percent of the people who died from the Omicron surge were all older [and] vaccinated.”
Prior to those remarks, she pointed a finger at President Joe Biden for instilling false hope in the minds of the American people.
Almost exactly one year before the vaccinated and double-boosted president tested positive for COVID-19, he claimed: “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”