CNN’s Dr. Wen: Unvaccinated Are ‘Prolonging the Pandemic’ and Vaccinated Need to Wear Masks Because of Them

‘We should not see this as failure of the vaccine’


WEN: "We’re seeing vaccinated people also get infections. Now, they tend to not be severe infections, which points to the effectiveness of the vaccine, but it’s possible that especially with the Delta variant, we could still get ill, we could pass it on to our family members. And so I think it’s really important that vaccinated people stop thinking that we’re fully protected. We’re very well protected, but as long as there are people around us who are continuing to spread Covid-19, that’s actually making us less safe, and I also think the idea of all of us going back to wearing masks again, a lot of people don’t want to hear that, but we should actually not see this as failure of the vaccine. We should see it as the failure of individuals to make the responsible choice. By people saying, 'I’m not going to get vaccinated,' they’re actually choosing to endanger everybody else and they’re prolonging the pandemic."

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