If you’re vaccinated, you’ve done the most important thing for you and your family and friends to keep everyone safe. — Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health
If you’re vaccinated, you’ve done the most important thing for you and your family and friends to keep everyone safe. — Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health
Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered
For the vaccinated, it was supposed to be a worry-free, “hot vax” summer of socializing and fun. But the rise of the highly infectious Delta variant has spoiled those plans.

While the vaccines remain remarkably protective against Covid-19, especially against serious illness, headlines about breakthrough infections and new recommendations that vaccinated people should sometimes wear masks have left many people confused and worried..

While new research shows vaccinated people can become infected and carry high levels of the coronavirus, it’s important to remember that those cases are rare, and it’s primarily the unvaccinated who get infected and spread the virus..

“If you’re vaccinated, you’ve done the most important thing for you and your family and friends to keep everyone safe,” Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, said. “There’s substantially more freedom for people who are vaccinated, but the idea that everything is the same as the summer of 2019 is not the case.”


As long as large numbers of people remain unvaccinated, vaccinated people will be exposed to the Delta variant. Parents have the added worry that children under 12 probably won’t be eligible for vaccination until well into the fall. As a result, every vaccinated person should consider a safety checklist to help minimize the risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to others.
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/well/live/covid-delta-variant-vaccine-symptoms.html