Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has finally admitted that vaccinated people can transmit Covid to others.
Walensky made the admission during a hearing before Congress on Wednesday.
This comes after Walensky and other federal health officials have been spreading vaccine disinformation for over two years now.
In 2021, Walensky made the unsupported claim on national TV that people who had received a Covid shot “do not carry the virus” and “do not get sick.”
“We’ve had an evolution of science and an evolution of the virus,” Walensky told a congressional committee in Washington D.C. this week.
The statement “is no longer correct with the Omicron subvariants that we have right now,” she added.
The Biden appointee also doubled down on her initial claim that vaccinated individuals couldn’t spread the virus.
“Was that statement correct?” Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) asked.
“At the time it was,” Walensky responded.
“It was a wildtype virus that we had, it was even before the Alpha variant, it was the initial wildtype variant, and all the data at the time suggested that people who were vaccinated, even if they got sick, couldn’t transmit the virus to anyone else.”
This is contrary to her earlier statements on the Covid shots.
She attributed this change to “an evolution of science.”
In December 2021, Walensky warned that so-called “vaccine misinformation” was one of the greatest threats to public health.
She failed to mention at the time that she was one of the leading spreaders of such “misinformation,” however.
Walensky also previously admitted she learned of the effectiveness of the vaccines by watching CNN.
The shift in opinion, according to Walsensky, has to do with the Covid variants.
“That statement is no longer correct with the Omicron variants we have right now,” she claimed.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky tells Congress that vaccinated individuals can, in fact, spread COVID, contrary to her earlier statements, attributing this change to “an evolution of science.”pic.twitter.com/5IWYEfJ0lu
— Michael P Senger (@michaelpsenger) April 19, 2023
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