Vaccination drives infection
It is now established as a fact that COVID-vaccination does not protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On the contrary, there have been many reports indicating that vaccinated persons can be infected and that they also can spread infection.
Since vaccination now is mainly advocated for reducing symptoms and thereby hospitalization and death, there have been suspicions that vaccinated individuals inadvertently will spread infections more than the unvaccinated do because the former have no symptoms that make them aware of being infected.
Now it seems that the viral load – i.e., the number of viruses - in infected vaccinated individuals can be several hundred times larger than in infected non - vaccinated people before symptoms appear and precautions can be implemented. This will, of course, increase the spread. A Vietnamese preprint of a study among fully vaccinated hospital personnel shows that because of “presymptomatic and/or asymptomatic transmission among the vaccinated workers… infection cases peaked around 2-3 days before and after the development of symptoms and were 251 times higher than those of the infected cases detected during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020.”
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant among vaccinated healthcare workers, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Vinh Chau1, Nghiem My Ngoc1, Lam Anh Nguyet2, Vo Minh Quang1,Nguyen Thi Han Ny2, Dao Bach Khoa1, Nguyen Thanh Phong1, Le Mau Toan1, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong2, Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen2, Voong Vinh Phat2, Le Nguyen Truc Nhu2, Nguyen Huynh Thanh Truc1, Bui Thi Ton That1, Huynh Phuong Thao1, Tran Nguyen Phuong Thao1, Vo Trong Vuong1, Tran Thi Thanh Tam1, Ngo Tan Tai1, Ho The Bao1, Huynh Thi Kim Nhung1, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Minh1, Nguyen Thi My Tien1, Nguy Cam Huy1, Marc Choisy2,3, Dinh Nguyen Huy Man1, Dinh Thi Bich Ty1, Nguyen To Anh2, Le Thi Tam Uyen1, Tran Nguyen Hoang Tu1, Lam Minh Yen2, Nguyen Thanh Dung1, Le Manh Hung1, Nguyen Thanh Truong1, Tran Tan Thanh2, Guy Thwaites2,3, and Le Van Tan2
1Hospital for Tropical Diseaes, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
The reaction from authorities has been to try to speed up the vaccination rate even further which may seem a bit counterproductive.