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Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC

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© Reuters. Syringes with the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine clinic aimed at youths ages 12 or older at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S., June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

By Manas Mishra

(Reuters) -Three-quarters of people infected with COVID-19 at July public events in a town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts were fully vaccinated, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed.

The study, published on Friday, suggested the Delta variant of the virus was highly contagious. The outbreak occurred in Provincetown on Cape Cod, according to Barnstable County health authorities.

The CDC study found vaccinated individuals had a similar amount of virus presence as the unvaccinated, suggesting that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant could transmit the virus, the CDC said.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said this was a "pivotal discovery" leading to CDC's recommendation this week that masks be worn in areas where cases were surging as a precaution against possible transmission by fully vaccinated people.

"The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones," Walensky said.

The CDC said 469 cases were found among Massachusetts residents from July 3 to 26 related to the Cape Code outbreak. Of those, 74% were among fully vaccinated people. The CDC said its study excluded residents of 22 other states. Barnstable County reported that as of July 30, 934 total cases had been associated with the outbreak.

The CDC said that overall, 79% of the vaccinated individuals who were infected with COVID-19 also reported symptoms such as cough, headache, sore throat and fever. Four had to be hospitalized, the CDC said.

Vaccinated individuals had received one of the three available shots made by Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech, Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) Inc or Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), the data showed.

The study's authors recommended local health authorities consider requiring masks in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status or the number of cases in the community.

The CDC said that people with COVID-19 reported having been at densely packed indoor and outdoor events including bars, restaurants, guest houses and rental homes.

Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC
 

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Catherine Varns
Catherine Varns Jul 30, 2021 8:11PM ET
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Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Looks like the White House sent out a memo to all their news organizations to go back into COVID hysterics and theatrics as if we are back in March of last year, and that we need to redo everything that did not work over the past year and a half. Nothing that they are saying makes any logical sense from a public health or legal perspective. Since COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent you from getting/spreading the virus, how do these mandates make sense to anybody? Why should there only be mandatory testing for unvaccinated people if vaccinated people are also spreading the virus? Even within the White House, there was a spreads of the virus from vaccinated people due to the Texas Democrats and Nancy Pelosi's office just in the past couple of weeks. (cont. below)
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Catherine Varns Jul 30, 2021 8:11PM ET
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Every other vaccine that is mandated, such as in public schools for children, is because it is the type of vaccine that prevents people from spreading the virus (i.e. once vaccinated, you do not spread the virus even if you are exposed to it). COVID-19 vaccines are not that type of vaccine, they are simply for symptomatic relief. Further, the COVID-19 vaccines are not FDA-approved and they have given vaccine manufactureres legal immunity. I can see why many people are already contacting lawyers regarding these mandates, doubt they are legal. There is no precedence of this for this type of vaccine. There are a massive number of adverse events and deaths already reported in the vaccine adverse event reporting system related to COVID-19 vaccines, more than every other vaccine in the system combined.
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raymond djon Jul 30, 2021 7:41PM ET
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Current headline of this article "Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC". Documenting it here before Big Brother comes in to sanitize the title since it goes against the narrative. Considering though that 8 of the 10 headlines on the front page of this website are pushing COVID fears again, the alternate explanation is they are now shameless trying to get vaccinated people to submit to tyranny again even though they blindly obeyed everything these guys said, even as they have been wrong every step of the way.
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Whaling Trawler Jul 30, 2021 3:11PM ET
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"Variants are a consequence of natural selection due to vaccinations" Virologist Luc Montagnier
Catherine Paquet
cpaquet Jul 30, 2021 3:11PM ET
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oh Montagnier... the guy that couldn't even get a job at a Cameroun research center because 44 Nobel recipients signed a letter denouncing his lack of scientific rigour.
Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen Jul 30, 2021 3:00PM ET
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Shock horror. Now lets see if those that are vaccinated start to finally believe it.
Kelly Mayer
Kelly Mayer Jul 30, 2021 1:53PM ET
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yes, vaccines make people more prone to covid. And the vaccinated are spreading Covid like crazy. The vaccinated are now probably immune all the 22 effective covid medicaal treatments from c19early.com, the 770 clinical and medical studies on effective covid treatements that have treated morethan 500k patients.
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andy matalobos Jul 30, 2021 1:53PM ET
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Kelly Mayer The Delta virus is ten times smarter than Retrumpicans zombies....Let them get sick and disappear like magic.
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Luis Rodriguez Jul 30, 2021 1:53PM ET
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Lier lier, why you dont publishe those studies, otherwise what you write lacks creidibility that is extremily common lately
John Healy
John Healy Jul 30, 2021 1:53PM ET
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Kelly Mayer Cite your resources or pound sand.
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Frank Taylor Jul 30, 2021 1:53PM ET
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you sound like an angry cretin.
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andy matalobos you sound like an angry cretin.
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ADE, Marek's Disease... dark winter?
 
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