Covid-19: Do vaccinated people transmit the virus as much as non-vaccinated people?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The recent declarations of an official of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health fuel the suspicions of “vaccine-skeptics”.

THE QUESTION. In a few days, it became the new anti-Covid vaccine argument in vogue on social networks: “the vaccinated can transmit the disease as much as the unvaccinated“. This statement, repeated over and over again by opponents of vaccination, is brandished as proof of its uselessness.

The recent statement by Virginie Masserey, head of the “Infection control and vaccination programAt the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP), has brought water to the mill of the skeptics. “Recent data suggest that, for the Delta variant, the risk of transmission is similar in an infected vaccinated person than in an infected unvaccinated person.“, Said the infectious disease specialist on August 3 at a press conference, before insisting on the need for vaccinated people to continue to respect barrier gestures. An assertion that has been oversimplified, becoming: “the vaccinated transmit as much as the unvaccinated“. What is it?

CHECKS. Asked by Le Figaro, the FOPH

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