This is more information on the theory how the vaccinated may become the next super-spreaders.
According to the developers of the vaccines, taking the jab helps to prevent serious illness from COVID, but it does not prevent infection nor transmission of the virus. It only prepares your immune system to deal with it faster, once you get infected.
The Mechanics Of It
The nose is the main entry point of the virus, where it will replicate before attacking the body. When a vaccinated person gets infected, there is a time-lapse before the immune system will kick in and eliminate it. During this time, the vaccinated person will not present any symptoms, but he can pass the virus on to someone else.
The Danger Of False Assumptions
Vaccinated people that are living under the false assumption that they are immune and cannot spread the virus, will increase their social contact and, therefore, are more likely to infect more people.
But more important, there is the issue of viral mutations. When a virus such as the coronavirus infects someone, that person’s immune system mounts a response. Viruses continuously produce slight variations when they multiply, and if any of these variants can evade a person’s immune response, those variants will survive, multiply and spread to other people.
Many virologists are concerned that people that have received the first shot of the vaccine are breeding grounds for the virus, and stimulate it to acquire new mutations. Therefore, the vaccinated could become the next super-spreaders, and possibly transmit more dangerous and resistant forms of the virus.
Dr. Sonia Van Kerckhoven
PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology MSc in Nutrition
Expert in Medical Genetics