Surgeon General: Vaccines Still Effective Amid New CDC Mask Guidance 1

Surgeon General: Vaccines Still Effective Amid New CDC Mask Guidance

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke to Andrea Mitchell about the Centers for Disease Control's new recommendations on mask wearing to combat the spread of the "highly transmissible" delta variant of Covid-19.
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45 comments

  1. I think when we were first getting the vaccine stating vaccinated doesn’t have to wear a mask, and people just fibbed who didn’t get vaccinated

    1. @Fiona Bologna Good for you. You should see the looks I get when I cough and say covid. It’s priceless

    2. @David I found a meme the other day, tempted to do it. Go to Walmart, put an Alka Seltzer in my mouth, and run thru the store screaming “The jab isn’t working!”

    3. @Fiona Bologna Oh yeah I JUST GOT VACCINATED!! Even mentos and Coke too. I need to hang out with you

    4. @David I thought you might appreciate that one! No one else seems to find it as hysterical as me!

  2. If there is any efficacy at all to the jab, then why is there concern to bring mask mandates back? Furthermore if it isn’t effective, why make a non-fda approved injection mandatory???

    1. @jeck jeck Hoping I die from that incredibly survivable virus not only shows your immorality, but also the inability to see we’ve been “flattening the curve” for a year and a half now.. Live in fear if you wish, but I at least won’t wish death upon a complete stranger..

    2. @Dan Blazer i am not telling you to do what’s right or wrong. Not sure but I think you are a big boy. I’m just saying if we don’t try to get a handle on this Damm virus we will not be around to enjoy life and what it’ has to give. Your body your choice.

    3. @Classy Ann Sassy Uh oh… you didnt do the research..

      today in the Mercury News, a left leaning Cali paper…

      According to Mercury News, the analysis found virus cases “soaring” in counties with high vaccination rates, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco. All of those areas boast higher vaccination rates, yet they are also reporting more new cases of the Chinese coronavirus. Meanwhile, five counties with below-average vaccination rates — Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, San Benito — have experienced a dip in new cases.

    4. I wouldn’t question all the why’s, we’ll never have all the answers, however I do believe that Pandemics don’t happen often and don’t happen for nothing…So, unfortunately a lot of people will die as a result.

    5. FDA approved or not people will still make up excuses for their actions. People love to complicate their lives and create more problems for themselves.

    1. Just wait till vaccine passports come here. They want a class system based on vaccinated vs non-vaccinated.

  3. An operational description of a vaccine is an agent designed to activate the body’s immune system to create specific antibodies to fight off a given virus. The mRNA vaccines designed against the alpha strain are ~ 95% effective. Although remarkably high, that still means 1 in 20 can experience a breakthrough infection after vaccination. But the supercharged level of antibodies produced in response to the mRNA vaccines reduces the mortality of those occasional breakthrough infections to almost zero (again, remarkably effective).
    It is a given that the more total infections worldwide, the more various mutations will be produced. Almost all such mutations do not provide the virus an advantage, and so die off and fade from the data. From a virus’s perspective, a quicker and more efficient transmission is a great advantage. The original Covid-19 strain already has this going for it. It is readily transmitted via respiration with an asymptomatic beginning stage to favor broad exposure through everyday activities. If a virus causes rapid onset, rapid decline in the victim, and especially rapid death, transmission is severely limited and it will likely burn itself out quickly. (obviously tragic for the victims, but of limited scope and only localized impact)
    Data from the Delta variant show it possesses all of Covid’s natural advantages, plus being considerably more transmissible (and perhaps more lethal). It’s breakthrough rate among the vaccinated is also worse than the original strain. But luckily, the incidence of hospitalization and/or death for such vaccinated people who contract Delta is still low. Delta is outpacing the original strain and accounts for about ninety percent of all new cases in the US. This trend will almost certainly continue, unless overtaken by some even stronger variant brewing somewhere in the billions of as yet unvaccinated populations worldwide.
    There is no zero risk scenario in all this. That’s not how biological systems work. But the known risks of the vaccine are mostly minuscule and very rare compared to the well known risks from Covid itself, and especially its Delta variant. Please consider getting vaccinated for your own sake as well as for your loved ones and society at large. The world’s scientists and health care workers are not lying to you, people – they are trying to preserve life. We are literally all in this together!
    So God bless us all; and may God help us learn to love and trust each other.

    1. Well I agree with most of this, aside from the Iron Age mythology reference and monotheism at the end, which belongs somewhere between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD.

  4. Your daily reminder:
    I’m donating my experimental and booster and I’m not a Trump supporter… nor Democrat

  5. I am fully vaccinated and my neighbor is not, he contracted COVID-19, 2 weeks ago and I did hang out with him. I didn’t get sick or anything, but him he is not doing too good even 2 weeks later. Go vaccine

    1. Uh oh…

      According to Mercury News, the analysis found virus cases “soaring” in counties with high vaccination rates, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco. All of those areas boast higher vaccination rates, yet they are also reporting more new cases of the Chinese coronavirus. Meanwhile, five counties with below-average vaccination rates — Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, San Benito — have experienced a dip in new cases.

    2. @daniel guth omg – I believe you are confused – such higher population density and much greater numbers easily swamps that supposed insight. It’s about rates of infection, dude, not absolute numbers. Get someone to help you with the math who understands it better, bud.

    3. @daniel guth Gee, it’s almost like additive population increases lead to exponential vectors and cases. Who wudda thunk? Might want to read something that doesn’t clearly politicize the virus, calling it the “Chinese coronavirus” like a 5-year-old trying to cast aspersions just because they can in order to spite others and whine about political correctness.

  6. Vaccines are safe and effective.
    I’m grateful that my family is fully vaccinated.

    1. Me too. We won’t remain a superpower if half our countrymen die off. Other countries are desperate to vaccinate their population, it ensures national security and the economy.

    2. really, safe huh?

      According to Mercury News, the analysis found virus cases “soaring” in counties with high vaccination rates, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco. All of those areas boast higher vaccination rates, yet they are also reporting more new cases of the Chinese coronavirus. Meanwhile, five counties with below-average vaccination rates — Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, San Benito — have experienced a dip in new cases.

    3. @daniel guth Vaccines are generally safe for the vaccinated people, but they can still spread it to the unvaccinated who are the one’s actually getting hospitalized.

    4. @Angel Light Not according to the Mercury news…

      or the added third jab… how many years will you get two experimental vaccinations… for your life?

      name a better mathematical or scientific course of action than developing natural immunity… for a disease that is 99.98 percent survivable and free.

      Economics, remember.

      your car is ten times more dangerous than covid, and natural immunity is free.

      ill wait.

    5. @daniel guth   We’re not at the level of natural immunity, and never have. Maybe in the future when we merge with robots, but our technology is still limited, yet more advanced that just natural immunity. In past pandemics, sometimes half of the populations were wiped out, or 1 out of 3 people would die. If we tried to go by natural immunity alone, we’d loose more lives than necessary. I guess you don’t mind more people die.

  7. For those who can, get jabbed not only to protect yourself but also your loved ones, and help build herd immunity to protect the vulnerable and children. Then let natural selection take care of the rest, it’s about time!

  8. I find it hilarious that half of these comments are just the same accounts with 3 separate comments each foretelling differently how everyone but them is stupid to even consider taking a vaccine. It’s honestly shows how desperately they’re convincing themselves how in the right they are.

  9. Skepticism reminds me of inexperienced children that keep asking why this why that. You will never get all your questions answered, it’s about trust. Do you trust or do you not trust in the greater good for all?

  10. No masks needed. Now wear one mask. Now wear 2. If you’re vaccinated no masks needed. Okay now put the masks back on. Worst game of simon says ever.

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