COVID-19 vaccine is associated with fewer asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections – BIOENGINEER.ORG

I’ve written about this phenomenon for several months in an attempt push back against the unsubstantiated criticism regarding the COVID-19 vaccine’s ability to reduce asymptomatic infection and transmission.

We have known for years that disease-modifying vaccines (a type of permissive vaccine), which prevents serious or symptomatic disease, are effective at curbing contagiousness due to lower viral loads, thus lower viral shedding. The COVID19 vaccines are examples of disease-modifying vaccines.

Now we have significant data that the m-RNA vaccine reduce asymptomatic infections substantially compared to unvaccinated controls.

~Forum for Healthcare Freedom

“The study involved 5,217 St. Jude employees who were eligible under Tennessee state guidelines for vaccination between Dec. 17, 2020, and March 20, 2021. More than 58% of employees were vaccinated during that period. Most workers received both doses.

Overall, vaccination reduced the risk of asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection by 79% in vaccinated employees compared with their unvaccinated colleagues. An analysis of asymptomatic infections alone found vaccination reduced the risk by 72%.”

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