According to a British study, vaccinated people pose a significantly lower risk of transmission than non-vaccinated people. The study, published on Wednesday, is based on data from people who had contracted the coronavirus three weeks after vaccination with vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer or AstraZeneca. They were between 38 and 49 percent less likely to infect people living in the same household than those who were not vaccinated.
The study provides clues to a key question in combating the pandemic: to what extent does vaccination slow the spread of the virus? “We already know that vaccination saves lives. This study is the most comprehensive analysis of actual cases, and it shows that vaccination can also break the chain of infection,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
The study analyzed data from about 24,000 households where a vaccinated person had contracted the disease. This resulted in a total of more than 57,000 contacts between the infected person and other members of the household. These data were compared with approximately one million contacts of unvaccinated, infected individuals.
- source: kleinezeitung.at/picture: pixabay.com
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