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The Huffington Post interviewed Dr. Shira Shafir, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health associate professor of epidemiology and community health sciences, about whether it makes sense to wear a mask if there’s a guarantee that everyone around you has also been fully vaccinated
With more and more businesses requiring people to show proof of vaccination, you might question if it still makes sense to wear a mask if there’s a guarantee that everyone around you has also been fully vaccinated.
On one hand, if you’re in a place where you, a vaccinated person, are surrounded by people who’ve also been fully vaccinated, the risk of coronavirus transmission is likely pretty low. Evidence has shown that vaccinated people are significantly less likely to get infected and transmit COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated people.
But breakthrough cases are happening, and some vaccinated people who become infected will spread the virus to others, especially in their households.