(WND News Center) – The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet has published an article by a University of Colorado infectious disease scientist concluding vaccine mandates should be reconsidered in light of studies finding the vaccines are not stopping transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Carlos Franco-Paredes of the University of Colorado’s Division of Infectious Diseases, wrote that “the impact of vaccination on community transmission of circulating variants of SARS-CoV-2 appeared to be not significantly different from the impact among unvaccinated people.”
“The scientific rationale for mandatory vaccination in the USA relies on the premise that vaccination prevents transmission to others, resulting in a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated,” he noted.
“Yet, the demonstration of COVID-19 breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated health-care workers (HCW) in Israel, who in turn may transmit this infection to their patients, requires a reassessment of compulsory vaccination policies leading to the job dismissal of unvaccinated HCW in the USA.”
Franco-Paredes cited a U.K. study published last October he believes should have an impact on vaccination policies.
It found, as WND reported, that people vaccinated against COVID-19 were as likely to spread the delta variant to contacts in their household as those who had not been vaccinated.
Scientists, including researchers at the Imperial College of London, studied 621 people in the United Kingdom who had mild COVID-19 and found that the peak viral load of the vaccinated was similar to the unvaccinated.
There are additional studies showing the viral load in the upper airways of the lungs is similar in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.