(KNX Newsradio) — A new report has found that the average American vaccinated against COVID-19 has a one in 5,000 chance of catching the delta variant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July that vaccinated people with the delta variant carried roughly the same viral load in their noses and throats as unvaccinated people.
This gave the impression that those vaccinated could still be vulnerable to getting infected and, in turn, infecting others.
However, data received in recent weeks suggests the opposite, making the threat less alarming than what doctors first believed. Even with high viral loads being present in the vaccinated, the report found that the virus acts differently compared to when it is present in the unvaccinated.
While the delta variant still carries increased transmissibility, raising the risk of getting COVID-19 for everyone, those vaccinated still have a lower chance of catching the virus, The New York Times reported.