Study: Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load, Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Patients, Co-Workers

A preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, found vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated.

By Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH77

A new study found vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated.

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A groundbreaking preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, includes alarming findings devastating to the COVID vaccine rollout. 

The study found vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated.

While moderating the symptoms of infection, the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at first, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders. 

This phenomenon may be the source of the shocking post-vaccination surges in heavily vaccinated populations globally. 

The paper’s authors, Chau et al, demonstrated widespread vaccine failure and transmission under tightly controlled circumstances in a hospital lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

The scientists studied healthcare workers who were unable to leave the hospital for two weeks. The data showed that fully vaccinated workers — about two months after injection with the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (AZD1222) — acquired, carried and presumably transmitted the Delta variant to their vaccinated colleagues. 

They almost certainly also passed the Delta infection to susceptible unvaccinated people, including their patients. Sequencing of strains confirmed the workers transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to one another. 

This is consistent with the observations in the U.S. from Farinholt and colleagues, and congruent with comments by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conceding COVID-19 vaccines have failed to stop transmission of SARS-CoV-2.   

On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization indicated the AZD1222 vaccine efficacy of 63.09% against the development of symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. The conclusions of the Chau paper support the warnings by leading medical experts that the partial, non-sterilizing immunity from the three notoriously “leaky” COVID-19 vaccines allow carriage of 251 times the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 as compared to samples from the pre-vaccination era in 2020. 

Thus, we have a key piece to the puzzle explaining why the Delta outbreak is so formidable — fully vaccinated are participating as COVID-19 patients and acting as powerful Typhoid Mary-style super-spreaders of the infection. 

Vaccinated individuals are blasting out concentrated viral explosions into their communities and fueling new COVID surges. Vaccinated healthcare workers are almost certainly infecting their coworkers and patients, causing horrendous collateral damage. 

Continued vaccination will only make this problem worse, particularly among frontline doctors and nurses workers who are caring for vulnerable patients. 

Health systems should drop vaccine mandates immediately, take stock of COVID-19 recovered workers who are robustly immune to Delta and consider the ramifications of their current vaccinated healthcare workers as potential threats to high risk patients and coworkers.


One Reply to “Study: Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load, Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Patients, Co-Workers”

  1. There’s nothing wrong with having questions about the vaccine, but this information is inaccurate. Please go to the source, which is actually linked in the original childrens health defense article!

    If you read the actual paper, it says the viral loads in infected people of the DELTA variant are 251X higher than the viral loads of the PREVIOUS variants. It is not comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated. The whole premise of this discussion using the paper is not correct.

    The paper says, “Viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020.”
    The conclusion of the paper is instead ” Interpretation: Breakthrough Delta variant infections are associated with high viral loads, prolonged PCR positivity, and low levels of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies, explaining the transmission between the vaccinated people. Physical distancing measures remain critical to reduce SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant transmission.”

    That vaccinated people who are symptomatic with delta variant carry the SAME or SIMILAR viral loads as infected nonvaccinated with delta variant people has been known for a few months. Simply stated, the higher your viral load, the more likely you are to have symptoms and the sicker you may get, regardless of vaccination status. If you want to know the statistics for severe disease and hospitalization comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated, that is available and I’m not here to argue that. Sterilizing immunity initially found in the vaccination studies of previous variants was a bonus – the vaccines were developed to protect against severe disease and all the hype about immunity has actually caused a lot of harm.

    No matter your opinion on any of this highly politicized subject, what will probably happen over the next year is that this will become endemic. The highly transmitted delta variant will cause this to happen more quickly. As vaccinated people develop the long-term memory cell immunity and previously-infected people do the same, (or some combination of both) each exposure will result in the next exposure being either repelled by the immune system, or lesser in severity until COVID truly is just another corona virus like the cold that we have to deal with seasonally. If you choose to get your exposure through infection and not vaccination, you are just accepting a greater risk of severe disease – that is the choice you make and there are, of course, other ramificiations. If only people could have rational discussions about this and not be stuck in one corner or another over this divisive tribalism, we could all work together.

    There are four other corona viruses that are now endemic for which this is the case. That happens over time – kind of like how cold and flu viruses decimated some isolated native populations when explorers who had developed immunity over many years first visited.

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