A Crash Course on the COVID Vaccine

Published February 16, 2021 10,188 Views

Does the COVID vaccine protect us against getting COVID? No.
Will we be able to stop wearing masks after getting the vaccine? No.
Can we end social distancing after getting the vaccine? No.
Will lockdowns end will the rollout of the vaccine? No.


1.Mayo Clinic Insights: Spreading Infection Following Vaccination

Andrew Badley M.D. - Jan 14, 2021

2. Moderna boss says COVID-19 vaccine not proven to stop spread of virus

“When we start the deployment of this vaccine, we will not have sufficient concrete data to prove that this vaccine reduces transmission.”

The New York Post - November 24, 2020 

3. Will Covid-19 Vaccines Save Lives? Current Trials Aren’t Designed To Tell Us.
“Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said, “Ideally, you want an antiviral vaccine to do two things . . . first, reduce the likelihood you will get severely ill and go to the hospital, and two, prevent infection and therefore interrupt disease transmission.”7
Yet the current phase III trials are not actually set up to prove either (table 1). None of the trials currently under way are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, use of intensive care, or deaths. Nor are the vaccines being studied to determine whether they can interrupt transmission of the virus.”

The British Medical Journal - (Published 21 October 2020)

4. Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
“Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?”
“Yes. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:
• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
• Stay at least 6 feet away from others
• Avoid crowds
• Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
• Wash your hands often”
“It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. CDC will continue to update this page as we learn more.”
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Updated Feb. 17, 2021

5. Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
“If you are vaccinated against COVID-19, you may still be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. After exposure, people can be infected with or “carry” the virus that causes COVID-19 but not feel sick or have any symptoms. Experts call this “asymptomatic infection.”
For this reason, even after vaccination, we need to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.”
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Updated Feb. 9, 2021

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