Corona vaccination is being carried out in phases around the world to eradicate the global epidemic, and questions are emerging as to whether face masks or other precautions are necessary even after vaccination.
In this regard, Dr. Anthony Fauchi, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the United States, explained that even after vaccination, it is important to take social distance, face masks, and other precautions because we do not yet have solid evidence. The premise is that the vaccine will ultimately stop the spread of the epidemic.
In a statement released on the Twitter account of the White House Corona Virus Covid 19 Response Team in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauchi said that based on the data available on the vaccine, it cannot be said that the virus could be stopped. Take care of SOPs until more information comes out.
Currently, we do not have enough data to be able to say with confidence that the vaccines can prevent transmission. So even if vaccinated, you may still be able to spread the virus to vulnerable people. Masks are vital until we learn more & significantly reduce infections. -AF https://t.co/on7h6S6bP2
— White House COVID-19 Response Team (@WHCOVIDResponse) February 4, 2021
“Even after vaccination, you can spread the virus to others, so make sure you use a face mask,” he said.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases wrote in another tweet that follow-up data is now being collected from volunteers participating in vaccine trials if they show a reduction in symptom severity and viral load. But it will be said that the vaccine prevents the spread of the virus.
Earlier this month, experts at Oxford University claimed in their research that the AstraZeneca vaccine was effective in preventing the spread of the disease.