CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that vaccines no longer "prevent transmission." In response to this, the White House was asked why they continue to refer to COVID-19 as a "pandemic of the unvaccinated."
"Our vaccines are working exceptionally well," Walensky said, "They continue to work well for Delta with regard to severe illness and death they prevent it. But what they can't do anymore is prevent transmission. So if you're going home to somebody who has not been vaccinated, someone who can't get vaccinated, someone who might be immuno-suppressed or a little bit frail, somebody who had comorbidities that put them at high risk, I would suggest you wear a mask in public indoor settings."
"I understand that the science says that the vaccines prevent death. But I'm triple vaxxed, still got COVID. You're tripled vaxxed, still got COVID. Why is the President still referring to this as a pandemic of the unvaccinated?" Fox News' Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
"Well Peter, I think there's a significant difference, and you just experienced this, not to expose your public health experience, but I can speak to mine as well. I am triple vaxxed and I had minor symptoms. There is a huge difference between that and being unvaccinated," Psaki said.
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