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UC Berkeley’s football team is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, with 44 students and staff testing positive, causing the team to postpone its Nov. 13 game against USC. But 99% of the people involved in the program are vaccinated, according to Cal officials.
The decision — and the testing policy — has drawn ire from student-athletes on the team, including quarterback Chase Garbers, who said in a tweet that they weren’t required to get tested at all, given the team’s high vaccination rate.
Parents of Cal QB Chase Garbers speak on COVID situation
...“Statistically, it seems like an anomaly that so many vaccinated (people) contracted the virus,” Grant Garbers said.
Dr. Gandhi said the chance of a vaccinated person spreading the virus is greatly reduced.
“What the CDC really showed us the last three months is vaccines definitely reduced transmission,” she said. “It’s not impossible to transmit, but less likely.
“Where you’re most likely to transmit it when you have a symptomatic breakthrough.”
Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, a colleague of Gandhi’s at UCSF, said that a PCR test could detect inactive virus — and that’s more likely in young, vaccinated people — but that public health officials are making decisions based on protecting those who are at greater risk than the football team.
“Berkeley football players live in a community and the public health department is probably just going by their guidelines,” he said. “And because it’s a community, it has big repercussions.”
Chin-Hong added that the close contact of a football environment is quite different from normal life and while the numbers in the outbreak are alarming, vaccinated people outside the program don’t need to change their behavior.
“What we’re talking about here is not the failure of the vaccine. It’s just the fact that when you talk about a football team, an infection means something different than someone on the street,” Chin-Hong said...
a reply to: JacKatMtn
nothing to see here..
Someone, somewhere, probably wished for a distraction for the media to focus on
originally posted by: all2human
a reply to: Village Idiot
More like a spike on the steering wheel
the vaccinations don't work as advertised
They are just a means of division and control