As far as I understand, one can be a “carrier” while uninfected. The ultimate goal is to have nobody (statistically) to give the virus to, implying post-infection or vaccinated immunity.I wonder if those statistics for the United States would be different had some prominent voices in the government and media not expressed concern about the vaccine months ago.
There were some opinions pushed that the vaccine might not be safe and that it was rushed. In my opinion this was not a responsible public message. Those are now eager to take the vaccine. I don’t know if this happened in other countries.
To feel confident about the topic of this thread, one must believe the information that is out there.
it is still not clear to me whether receiving the vaccine will prevent transmission. If the argument is that Everyone should take the vaccine to protect others, that implies to me that we know there will not be transmission from those vaccinated. Is there data on this yet?