CDC Director: 'What [Vaccines] Can't Do Anymore Is Prevent Transmission'

Brittany M. Hughes | January 10, 2022
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The narrative to back up federally-forced jab mandates is crumbling.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is finally saying the quiet part out loud, admitting that the COVID vaccine does not prevent the transmission of the coronavirus as previously claimed, while also acknowledging that the vast majority of COVID deaths are among extremely high-risk persons while nearly half of all COVID-positive hospital patients aren't actually in the hospital for COVID.

"Our vaccines are working exceptionally well. They continue to work well for Delta with regard to severe illness and death – they prevent it. What they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission,” Walensky told CNN’s Wofl Blitzer Sunday.

“So if you’re going home to somebody who is not vaccinated, to somebody who can’t get vaccinated, somebody who might be immunosuppressed or a little bit frail, somebody who has a comorbidities that put them at high risk, I would suggest you wear a mask in public indoor settings,” she continued.

It’s an interesting take, and for several reasons.

What Walensky appears to be saying here is that a person should wear a mask in public to prevent catching COVID and taking it home to their vulnerable loved ones, suggesting that masks work to keep a person from catching COVID – even though the CDC has repeatedly acknowledged that masks don’t stop one from catching the virus, but rather stop them from spreading it to others. Why, then, would a non-infected person have to wear a masking public, if that mask isn’t going to stop them from getting the disease?

A more consistent approach would be to suggest the potentially infected person wear a mask in their own home around their compromised relatives or roommates – a notion that would likely seem ridiculous and cumbersome even to the most COVID-paranoid.

But at least Walensky is admitting that the vast majority of fully vaccinated people who’ve died from COVID were those with multiple preexisting conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure.

The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So really, these were people who were unwell to begin with,” she told ABC in a separate interview.

Notably, Walensky was unable to tell Fox News’ Bret Baier exactly how many people have died from COVID, as opposed to those who died while infected with COVID but who passed away from other causes. She did acknowledge, however, that nearly half of all COVID-positive patients in some hospitals aren’t coming into the hospital because they’re suffering from the symptoms of the disease.

“In some hospitals that we’ve talked to, up to 40 of the patients who are coming in with COVID are coming in not because they’re sick with COVID, but because they’re coming in with something else and have had COVID – the omicron variant – detected.”