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The first job of health care administration in a pandemic is to limit the transmission as much as possible. And a vaccination that is at best mediocre - against delta already useless, if you go by latest research - is a very bad choice as the main tool.

Especially if the messaging is done as wrong as it has been, at least in here. Given the at best mediocre performance of the vaccine in limiting transforming the virus, vaccinated people have - thanks to the passport - engaged in very risky behavior regarding the pandemic because they though they were safe and couldn't even transfer the disease. Many still do, even if the message is changing.

Then take into consideration that many break-trough infections in vaccinated are asymptotic, so even if they wanted to self-quarantine, they wouldn't know they should.

tldr; non-sterilizing, non-prophylactic but "merely" a therapeutic vaccine was not, isn't and will not be the way out of this pandemic. It is using the last line of defense as the first and only weapon. Just sayin'.

Btw, the news from Israel says that the fourth "booster" is useless against omicron. And elsewhere I heard (in the news, from officials) that the third vaccine gives only a few weeks worth of protection. At this point these vaccines are basically just kicking the can down the road and praying for a miracle.

Sorry about the rant. I'll face the corner now.

by pelgus on Wed Jan 19th, 2022 at 12:28:07 PM EST
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