How worried should vaccinated people be of Covid-19 breakthrough infections?
How worried should vaccinated people be of contracting Covid-19? If you're vaccinated, are you still able to transmit coronavirus to others, such as young children too young to get the vaccine themselves? Does the more transmissible Delta variant change the equation, and what precautions should vaccinated people still be taking?
To give us some guidance during these uncertain times, we turned to CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen. Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She's also author of a new book out next week, " Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health
Dr. Leana Wen:
Yes, they can. Here's what the Covid-19 vaccines do. First, and most importantly, they protect you very well against severe disease. That's key. This is a disease that has taken the lives of over 600,000 Americans and millions of people around the world. If you get the vaccine, you know that you are very unlikely to become severely ill to the point of …
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