Do Vaccinated People Spread COVID-19? Answers from Israel  (No!)

By Shlomo Maital   

  Fully half of Israel’s population have been given at least one jb, and 35% of the population  have received the second dose of already.   Most have received the jab through their HMO – there are four large ones, with the largest one being Clalit.

   The widespread vaccination numbers plus the HMO’s advanced IT system enables empirical studies of the vaccine – not just its effectiveness but whether those vaccinated can spread the illness

    Here are the results:

   “After nearly two months, Israeli data is beginning to confirm what Pfizer already knew: their coronavirus vaccine stops symptomatic and severe COVID-19. So, why are Israelis still wearing masks for anything but Purim? Health experts are still unsure whether the vaccines prevent asymptomatic cases – contracting the virus but having no symptoms. If those people who get vaccinated can still contract coronavirus and transmit it to others, then it will be difficult to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If people silently become infected with coronavirus, they could pass it on, potentially sickening people who are not immune.

A model developed by the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January showed that people with no symptoms transmit more than half of all cases of the novel coronavirus.

But there is growing evidence that people who get vaccinated do not spread the virus very much, if at all.

  Despite this, we are not yet out of the woods.  Caution is needed:

  “Everyone still needs to be cautious,” said Prof. Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. “Things are more complicated now because people think they are vaccinated and everything is good, so it’s harder to get them to keep on their masks. But it is necessary because we do know that some people will get infected and be asymptomatic. And those people may be able to spread the disease.

“The problem is that if not everyone is vaccinated or there are people who are immunosuppressed, even if they are vaccinated the vaccine is less effective, they may get the disease,” she continued