TrialSite News: "CDC Federal Prison Case Series: COVID-19 Vaccines Not Stopping Viral Loads—Agency Recommend Non-Vaccine Interventions!" duh!; The lead authors acknowledge that the vaccines
by Paul Alexander
are not working in congregated settings to stop the viral load and the authors all but acknowledge that vaccinated persons can transmit the disease.
First and importantly the study team acknowledges that during this study:
“Both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons had positive RT-PCR test results and recovery of virus in culture following infection with SARS-CoV-2, suggesting that both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons can transmit SARS-CoV-2 .”
The further note that “symptoms most commonly develop after viable virus was recovered in culture” meaning these findings imply transmission can occur early after infection and before symptoms appear.
The vaccines did not impact viral recovery. Among all the 12 participants SARS-CoV-2 was recovered in study cultures for up to 9 days after the positive test was identified, even among the vaccinated persons.