Show me the “science” that vaccinated persons can carry an infecting viral load because it would be unique in the history of vaccines. We take the flu shot so we don’t spread the flu.
You are being intentionally uneducated, which I don't understand as based on your posts you pride yourself on being smart and reasoned, educated.
I literally just googled "vaccinated persons can carry an infecting viral load", exactly what you wrote, no effort, nothing. Just the question you proffered and got these: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/coronavir ... oronavirus
2. Don't vaccines stop infection and thus transmission?
Some do and some don't. The gold standard in vaccinology is to stop infection as well as disease -- providing so-called sterilizing immunity. But it's not always achieved. The vaccine for measles, for example, provides it; the one for hepatitis B does not.
3. Do COVID vaccines have to prevent infection to stop transmission?
Not necessarily. To the extent a vaccine prevents infection, it also prevents forward transmission. But it can do the latter without doing the former. Since SARS-CoV-2 spreads through respiratory particles from an infected person's throat and nose, a vaccine that reduces the duration of the infection, the amount of virus in the respiratory tract (the viral load), or how often an infected person coughs may decrease the likelihood of it being transmitted to others.
https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/6-my ... s-debunked
In preliminary work, one team observed a significant drop in viral load in a small number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the two to four weeks after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, compared with those who caught the virus in the first two weeks after the injection2. “The data is certainly intriguing and suggestive that vaccination may reduce the infectiousness of COVID-19 cases, even if it does not prevent infection altogether,” says Virginia Pitzer, an infectious-diseases modeller at Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut. The Oxford–AstraZeneca trial also observed a larger reduction in viral load in a small group of vaccinated participants than in the unvaccinated group.
https://www.jpost.com/health-science/ca ... rus-660244
The most convincing evidence, though, is just starting to emerge among real-world data. In Israel, where more than 90% of those age 60 and over have been vaccinated, “cases have plummeted in this population,” Gandhi notes. “Not just hospitalizations, which we expected, but cases [asymptomatic infection] as well.” Moreover, data from vaccinated health care workers recently published in the Lancet and preprint servers show reduced rates of asymptomatic infection and low viral loads in the nose when swabbing after vaccination.
“I think that in a few months, we are going to be able to say with certainty that these vaccines not only protect you, they also protect those around you,” Ranney says.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 21251283v1
Although it is scientifically intuitive that a reduction in infection and transmission would come with vaccination, and preliminary signs suggest that the vaccine does do at least some of both, according to Cyrille Cohen, head of the immunotherapy laboratory at Bar-Ilan University, “we need proof” and that these are exceedingly difficult studies to do.
Having the answer would have “obvious” and “major implications” on people’s daily lives, said Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. That is because to achieve herd immunity, the vaccine would need to prevent transmission.
https://www.emsworld.com/article/122556 ... d-vaccines
Beyond their substantial protection of individual vaccinees, it is hoped that the COVID-19 vaccines would reduce viral load in breakthrough infections thereby further suppress onward transmission. Here, analyzing positive SARS-CoV-2 test results following inoculation with the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine, we find that the viral load is reduced 4-fold for infections occurring 12-28 days after the first dose of vaccine. These reduced viral loads hint to lower infectiousness, further contributing to vaccine impact on virus spread.
Point #4: “I don’t need to wear a mask anymore because I’ve been vaccinated.”
You can still develop COVID after being vaccinated, and while you may not get sick enough to be hospitalized from the virus, you can still spread it to patients, family members, and coworkers. We will still need to wear masks to break the chain of infection. The sooner we get everyone vaccinated and wearing masks, the sooner we can drive this virus from our communities.
So you could have answered your own question but the truth is you want to be ignorant of things so you can just stay thinking what you want.
At least that is how it comes across. And I don't really think that is who you are so I just don't understand what you are trying to do or are thinking
Yes vaccination reduces the risk of transmission, significantly it appears. But it does not as far as we know eliminate it, so you may still be putting people at risk, you may be putting loved ones in danger of getting COVID. And to me that should be a pretty clear reason why you should continue to wear a mask when out in public or around those that have not yet been vaccinated.
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