The Mayo Clinic offers findings from new research that people who receive the two-dose mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) reduce the chance of carrying and transmitting the coronavirus to others by between 75% and 90% versus people who remain unvaccinated.
That’s a big deal. The major spreaders of the virus have been people with no symptoms — who never knew they had it. As we say in the post yesterday, that’s a big number. At this point, about 10% of the US population has been confirmed through testing as having the virus. Blood tests taken for other purposes indicate that another 10% had the virus without ever knowing it.
Think about it. You go to a restaurant, beach or game. Look at the 10 people closest to you. Two of them have had the virus, and may still have it. One knows it and is probably wearing a mask. The other doesn’t know and may not be taking any precautions. How does that make you feel?
If you’ve had the vaccine, you can relax somewhat. If you haven’t, you may want to reconsider celebrating the upcoming Spring holidays with your relatives this year.