In the city of Provincetown, the organization of summer events was followed by a large cluster of infections.
In July Between days 3 and 17, several events and large public gatherings were held in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Thousands of tourists from all over the United States arrived in the county. The population of the popular resort of Provincetown, which has only a few thousand year-round residents, had swelled considerably larger than the rest of the year. The subject of the celebration was brought, for example, by U.S. Independence Day on July 4th.
On Independence Day and other event days, people packed up indoors and outdoors, bars, restaurants and rented apartments.
On July 3, state health authorities had reported an average coronavirus incidence of 0 infections per 100,000 people in the county for two weeks. By July 17, the same figure was 177.
On July 3, 69 percent of the county’s residents were fully vaccinated.
Barnstable The county was the county that prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to renew its position on the coronavirus delta variant. The agency released a rapid increase its report on the infected cluster on Friday.
By July 26, coronavirus infection had been diagnosed in 469 Massachusetts in the county. As many as 74 percent of these were in fully vaccinated people. According to Reuters, Barnstable County authorities have reported that the cluster of infections occurred in the city of Provincetown.
Of the samples, 133 were analyzed for variant, and 90% had a delta variant. The report states that the variant is very susceptible to spread.
According to an internal report leaked to the CDC media, the variant is as contagious as chickenpox. The report estimated that the “war on the coronavirus has changed”.
Vaccination reduces the likelihood of coronavirus infection. However, if infected, the vaccinee may also spread the virus. Based on the findings, the CDC called for stricter restrictions to be considered.
Office therefore recommended on Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should also wear masks indoors in areas with a significant or high incidence of coronavirus.
In May, the CDC said vaccinated people could stop using masks indoors and outdoors, in both large and small encounters.
“If you’re fully vaccinated, you can do things you stopped because of the pandemic again,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said at the time in the official news video.
In public transport, the mask recommendation still applied to everyone. In recent weeks, several local governments have made stricter mask recommendations and expected the CDC to change its recommendation.
Experts according to vaccination makes infection less likely. However, based on recent data, the virus may be present in the nose and throat of infected vaccinees as much as in non-vaccinated individuals.
“High levels of the virus in the blood point to an increased risk of infection and a greater concern that, unlike other variants, vaccinated delta patients may spread the virus,” CDC chief Walensky said in a statement on Friday, according to CNN.
According to the study, virus levels are similar between 127 fully vaccinated and 84 unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unknown vaccine shelters. Concentration predicts how easily the virus infects others.
Experts in both the United States and Finland still point to the importance of taking the vaccine.
“We already know from the past that vaccines do not completely prevent infection, but what they do very effectively prevent is illness and a serious form of the disease. This is the most essential thing, ”Director of the Department of Health and Welfare Director Mika Salminen said earlier to HS.
Unvaccinated people have still been found to be much more susceptible to the virus. Vaccines are also expected to spread infections for a shorter time than non-vaccinees.
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The United States administration and researchers are concerned that the results may reduce confidence in vaccinations. It could slow down an already slow-moving vaccination project. This week, vaccination coverage in the European Union surpassed the United States for the first time.
Vaccines prevent infection despite the delta variant and significantly reduce the chance of serious illness and death.
In the United States, about 97 percent of those hospitalized for coronavirus disease are unvaccinated, according to CDC data. Also in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, the majority of those admitted to the ward has been unvaccinated.