This article by Noah Manskar of the New York Post, quotes Moderna's chief medical officer, Dr. Tal Zaks who said that there is no hard evidence that the vaccines stop vaccinated individuals from "carrying the virus 'transiently' and potentially infecting others who haven't been vaccinated" [chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed also said the same thing, see Operation Warp Speed chief adviser: We don’t know if people can spread COVID after vaccination]. Zaks adds: "...it's important that we don't change behaviors solely on the basis of vaccination".
Moderna vaccine trials claims that the shot is effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19 [this claim is contentious, see Fauci: Early COVID-19 vaccines will only prevent symptoms, not block infection and COVID-19 vaccine trials will not tell us if it can prevent moderate or severe cases].
Editor's Note: Many people are excited to take the vaccine because they think that it will end all lockdowns and bring us back to normal. But experts are saying that normal will not return anytime soon, not even with the vaccine [ also read ]. If this is the case, why are governments rushing to vaccinate their citizens? [Issuing emergency use authorizations while trials are ongoing could lead to serious problems in the long term, read Emergency approvals before end of clinical trials end could complicate efforts to study long-term effects of vaccine]. Also, what does "preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19" mean, when the vaccine could actually cause COVID-like symptoms among its recipients? [Read Experts: Vaccines will cause side effects].
Moderna boss says COVID-19 vaccine not proven to stop spread of virus
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine may not get life back to normal right away because it hasn’t yet been proven to prevent the deadly bug from spreading, the company’s top doctor says.…
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