"The Delta variant of the coronavirus can also infect people who have been vaccinated and they can in turn transmit the virus to others."
These are the words that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the super advisor to the White House on the Covid pandemic, said in an interview with the MSNBC and that the newspaper Il Fatto reported this morning, sparking a debate on social media between the no-vaxes and those who instead he is in favor of vaccination.
Fauci was asked about the new guidelines of the American Center for Disease Control which, two days ago, re-imposed the obligation to wear a mask indoors even for vaccinated people. "No vaccine is 100% effective, because the virus has changed", explains the American scientist, reiterating that "the Delta variant has totally changed the scenario". "The mutation data we have available today show that the level of infection in the mucous membranes in a vaccinated person is the same as that in an unvaccinated person," Fauci continues, adding however that in those who are vaccinated, the risk of the disease is manifest in severe form is lower. "It is extremely rare that a vaccinated person, even if infected, ends up in hospital".
For this, is the appeal repeatedly reiterated in recent months by the immunologist adviser to the White House, "it is necessary that the majority of people in this country get vaccinated. There are 100 million people in the United States who have not yet been vaccinated. ". "The Delta variant is here. If we get to 85-90% of the vaccinated population, the Delta variant would not have many places to go and would eventually disappear," Fauci explained again in another interview with the same network.
"People don't realize one thing: as long as there is high circulation of the virus among unvaccinated people, we give the virus the chance to vary even more and risk a variant worse than the Delta, a variant that not even the vaccinated could. handle".