Covid is definitely still an active concern in our world, and will be for some time (especially if wealthy nations continue hoarding vaccines), but for those who have been fully vaccinated with one of the mRNA vaccines, they are considered protected against the delta variant. The covid vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against the delta variant, to the point where most experts don’t think a booster is needed at this time, since the original dose of two shots is so effective. Breakthrough infections are slightly more likely occur with the delta variant, but severe infections and hospitalization are currently rare for the vaccinated, regardless of which variant they are infected with. The director of the CDC says that 99.5 percent of covid hospitalizations are unvaccinated individuals.
The CDC has not changed its guidelines saying that it is safe for vaccinated people to go about their regular activities.
I would link to all of this, but Weddingbee hasn’t liked links lately and has just deleted any of my posts with links 🙁 but you can easily look all this up online, from reputable news sources, Dr. Fauchi’s statements, and the CDC website.
The reason I took the time to post this is that I’ve seen a lot of posts on various sites lately insinuating that people who are vaccinated should keep saying home, not resume regular or semi-regular activities, stay away from gatherings, etc, because the risk is still too high. This leads some people who are “on the fence” about the vaccine to think, “Well, it clearly doesn’t work anyway, if I’m still at such high risk after I get it, so I might as well just not.” I know because I have a friend who’s told me exactly that. Obviously we should all still be paying attention to covid, making smart choices if there’s an outbreak in our area, and following our local and National health guidelines, but the truth is that, as of right now, with the variants circulating, if you are vaccinated, you are very unlikely to get covid, you are very very unlikely to get severe covid, and you are also very unlikely to pass covid onto someone else. These vaccines work.
Anyway, sorry for the tangent, but my friend is REFUSING to get vaccinated because “the vaccines don’t work anyway, you can still technically get covid” and it’s bothering the hell out of me, so I wanted to put my thoughts here for others to see. I won’t derail this post any further… Sorry, OP!