Kentucky St. Rand Paul (R-KY) highlighted the Cleveland Clinic study on Tuesday. It shows no difference in re-infection rates of coronavirus among unvaccinated people who already have coronavirus and those who have been vaccinated with the virus.
“good news! A Cleveland clinical study of 52,238 employees showed that people who were not vaccinated with COVID 19 had the same rate of reinfection as those with COVID-19 and those who were vaccinated,” Paul said. Citing further studies, “This information helps millions of vaccine doses for uninfected people in places where vaccines are scarce like India.”:
This data helps millions of vaccine doses for uninfected people in places where vaccines are scarce like Indiahttps://t.co/V5EOqZ1CPm
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 8, 2021
The study found that “Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past will not benefit from further vaccination. This indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine should be prioritized to non-infected individuals,” said Dr. Sanjaree Singha Dutta, Ph.D., writing for News Medical, summarizing the results. education
The study was based on 52,238 Cleveland Clinic staff members. “Almost only in participants who were not previously infected and were not vaccinated.”
A positive RT-PCR test was considered to determine SARS-CoV-2 infection. Twice Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 in a 28-day period, participants were considered vaccinated 14 days after the second vaccination. Participants who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at least 42 days prior to the start of vaccination were considered previously infected.
Of all enrolled participants, 5% had been previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, compared to 59% of the uninfected participants. Only 47% of previously infected participants were exposed to SARS-CoV-2. Vaccinated at the end of the study. Approximately 63% of all vaccinated participants received Moderna vaccine.
interesting is No significant differences were found in the incidence of COVID-19 between previously infected and currently unvaccinated participants. Participants who were previously infected and who are currently vaccinated. and participants who were previously uninfected and not vaccinated.
It is worth noting that no infection occurred from previously infected individuals. whether they have been vaccinated or not.
“With further statistical analysis COVID-19 vaccination was found to significantly reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in previously uninfected participants. but not in previously infected participants,” the article reads.
The study comes as the Biden administration increases efforts to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the U.S. population by July 4.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of June 8, about 171 million people in the country have been vaccinated at least once. accounting for 51.7 percent of the total population