13451065, There certainly are a lot of vaccinated and boosted people getting it|
Posted by Vex_id, Tue Jan-04-22 12:48 PM
especially right now - but still most of the spread (and certainly the hospitalization) is being driven by the unvaccinated.
But the important point is not whether one gets Covid (essentially all of us will encounter it at some point in our lifetimes most likely as it becomes endemic and stays circulating long-term) - but it's how severe will your disease be when you get it.
The data is clear that the vaccines do a good job at preventing severe disease and hospitalization - even if they are leaky when it comes to preventing initial infection.
The CDC's messaging has been inconsistent and abysmal throughout. I still don't understand why they were claiming that the vaccines would halt infection (which is never what they were designed to do) instead of emphasizing the primary utility/design of the vaccine: to prevent severe disease, hospitalization and death.