Most school and workplace policies go like this: if you are vaccinated and you were exposed to COVID, you can come to work. If you are unvaccinated and you were exposed to COVID, you must stay home and test. There is NO science to support this type of policy.
Here is what we know: the COVID-19 vaccines were never tested for transmission and do not prevent transmission, only symptoms. Vaccinated people carry similar levels of viral load as unvaccinated people. In fact, vaccinated people may be silent super spreaders because all the vaccines are doing is minimizing symptoms, not disease.
- Can You Spread COVID After Receiving Vaccine? Short answer: YES
- Can you still transmit Covid-19 after vaccination? YES
- The very first trial to look at transmissibility after COVID-19 vaccination began in March 2021: A Study of SARS CoV-2 Infection and Potential Transmission in Individuals Immunized With Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (CoVPN 3006)