Yeah...he tested positive after being fully
vaccinated - so another vaccine failure in my books (unless the testing is all screwed up). Isn't the sole purpose of a vaccine is to prevent the recipient from acquiring and spreading the said disease being vaccinated against?
I don't think there's any fear & hysteria of the vaccines in Texas - their current fully vaxx rate is 45% - 35th in the U.S. and ahead of 15 other states! And that's almost half of one of the most populous states. And I see jmdirt's home tuff is almost dead last @ 38%. I wonder how many arguments he's getting into with the demonized "anti-vaxxers" over there?
Vermont has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
Abbott appears that he isn't going to mandate any masks or vaccines:
"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues broad COVID-19 order that touts "personal responsibility," not edicts"
"His rewrite of old orders scuttles mask mandates and mitigation moves by counties with high hospitalizations. It also outlaws vaccine requirements by public and some private entities."
In the midst of surging Delta COVID-19 cases in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a wide-ranging executive order that doubles down on his personal...
And the same with Alabama & Mississippi. Alabama has supposedly run out of ICU beds & 76 yr old Gov Kay Ivey has said no mask mandates (she also signed a bill last May that prohibits vaccine passports). And Mississippi's hospital system is supposedly approaching statewide failure - and Gov Reeves also isn't planning on doing any mask or vaccine mandates (maybe these two will change their mind if things get even worse - but I kinda doubt it especially
on any vaccine mandates).
And Gov Ducey of Arizona just signed an order banning cities & counties from enacting vaccine mandates:
"We encourage all Arizonans to get the vaccine - it's safe, effective and free," Ducey said in a statement. "But getting it is a personal choice, and we will not allow discrimination based on vaccination status. Today's order builds on our efforts to protect Arizonans from excessive mandates that hinder their freedom to choose what's best for their health."
"....freedom to choose what's best for their health" - love that kind of talk!
Most of Idaho is notoriously anti, frequently to their own detriment. Sun Valley and Boise are exceptions. To answer your question, I haven't had any discussions with anit people about SARS-CoV-2.
To answer another one of your questions: "Isn't the sole purpose of a vaccine is to prevent the recipient from acquiring and spreading the said disease being vaccinated against?
" Short answer, no. That would be ideal though. The main purpose of a vaccine is to help prepare your immune system to fight a pathogen.
Scenario: You, me, and two others standing in a room with 10 SARS-CoV-2 positive people. We are all going to breath in the same (or very similar) amount of the virus.
-Me-Strong immune system, vaccinated, probably asymptomatic or 'under the weather' for a day or two. Before delta, spread way less.
-You- Strong immune system, not vaccinated, probably sick for a week or 10 days (maybe what happened to you last year?).
-Other person 1- less strong immune system, vaccinated, probably sick for a week or 10 days, maybe hospitalized. Before delta, spread way less.
-Other person- poor immune system, not vaccinated, likely hospitalized, maybe dies.
A very important point that is missed in most discussions and reporting is that each persons' immune system plays a huge role in how well vaccines works and how well they are able to fight a pathogen.
Disclaimer: a lot of other things can play out in my generalization, ie: I could die, and the poor immune system, not vaccinated person could live, we could all die, etc., but things like that are rare, not likely.