How effective are vaccines for reducing the transmission of COVID? Why is science that calls into question the effectiveness of COVID vaccines ignored and in some cases ridiculed?
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Data has emerged since the rollout of COVID vaccines regarding their effectiveness.
One key observation is the fact that the vaccines do not reduce transmission. Some scientists, like Johns Hopkins epidemiologists M. Kate Grabowski and Justin Lessler, argue that despite the fact that vaccinated individuals can still get and transmit the virus, the vaccines do indeed help reduce its transmission. Others aren't so sure, and there's data that explains their doubts.
A new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology looked at 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States and found no relation between vaccination level and fewer COVID cases. Perhaps this is why, despite having the highest vaccination rate in the country, Vermont recently set its single-day case record for the entire pandemic. Their seven-day average case rate was 30 per 100k.