Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

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Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?
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By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health

If you have been fully vaccinated, you have taken the best step possible to protect yourself, your friends, family and co-workers from getting the virus and the Delta variant. The vaccinations are very safe and are recommended for those aged 12 and older. Also, you will not be responsible for spreading the virus or the variant once you are vaccinated.

While the vaccines are effective, they are not 100%, and there have been rare cases of vaccinated individuals getting the virus. What’s important to know is that if you have had the vaccine and you get the virus, your case will be mild and won’t land you in the hospital. 

Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, constantly changes through mutation. These mutations create different versions of the virus, called “variants.” Sometimes, a mutation will result in the virus spreading more easily, such as with the Delta variant that we are seeing right now. 

This can make people sicker or making it resistant to treatment or vaccines. Variants with these types of mutations are of great concern to us because they are much more contagious and spreading fast among the unvaccinated.

To best protect yourself right now we recommend:

  • Avoiding crowds
  • Limiting your travel
  • Wearing a mask indoors in public spaces
  • Work together to convince those that are unvaccinated to get vaccinated

 

Vaccines are available across Santa Barbara County and free to everyone, regardless of immigration status. Many vaccination sites take walk-ins, or you can choose to make an appointment.

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SBLetsGetAlong Aug 16, 2021 03:34 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Lamda.
Yep Lamda variant from S America is the next variant that will attack US soil by Thanksgiving?

Alpha from UK was a concern for 3 months. Now it’s Delta. Lamda is next.

Ever hear of it? Well it’s being allowed across our Southern border with immigrants who are not quarantined, but confined together with the other immigrants that enter the country snd the govt ships them all over the US.

Hope I’m wrong, but history has taught us that Covid has many variants that crop up.

MountainMan4865 Aug 15, 2021 11:20 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Also, you will not be responsible for spreading the virus or the variant once you are vaccinated.

A comment from the above article, which is wrong:

"If you are fully vaccinated and become infected with the Delta variant, you can spread the virus to others."

Quoted, "https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html"

sorry kids

a-1628978510 Aug 14, 2021 03:01 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

2:46 - Among the many lies from fringe social media that you are regurgitating is the false statement you make about the accuracy and specificity of the earlier PCR test:

https://factcheck.afp.com/http%253A%252F%252Fdoc.afp.com%252F9H36PP-2

https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/eua-withdrawal-for-cdc-covid-19-pcr-test-is-due-to-the-development-of-newer-tests-that-help-save-time-and-resources-not-because-the-test-is-faulty/

a-1628968423 Aug 14, 2021 12:13 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

So far neither hydroxychloroquine nor ivermectin has been shown to be of benefit for treatment of COVID.

You probably failed to read the disclaimer on the clinical trials page:

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.

edney Aug 16, 2021 11:02 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

General Tree snobbily informed someone here that he makes $350K a year, masters degree, more than the inferior person he was addressing would earn in a lifetime.
I'm a lifetime 2.0 GPA student and bought lots of shares of an emerging drug inventor over the course of more than 7 years. I followed it's breast cancer drug candidate through all the FDA trials, read every disclaimer, read depressing CRL's, read data and charts from every presentation at ASCO, read every piece of clinical trial paperwork. I knew someday after the final Phase III trial was over the company would sell to the highest bidder. Well, the news hit. "Breast cancer drug Phase III Trial halted" read the headline. Gave me a heart attack. Why? The media left out the "due to efficacy in unmet need" part of the headline, probably to shorten it.. The novel drug worked so well in final Phase III trial for an unmet need that the trial was halted... something the FDA hardly ever does.
I don't have to work because of all that homework. But I do the same job, drive the same car because I like it, and I still dislike snobby people who don't know what they are talking about but still spout off.

edney Aug 14, 2021 11:35 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Hydroxychloroquine is still in a FDA Clinical Trial for prevention of COVID 19 in a healthcare setting. Results are expected December 2021
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT04303507?view=record

ChemicalSuperFreak Aug 13, 2021 06:18 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

". What’s important to know is that if you have had the vaccine and you get the virus, your case will be mild and won’t land you in the hospital."

Ansorg is stating, with 100% certainty, that no breakthrough cases will end up in the hospital. That's one that he's going to wish he could take back. Of the 5,159 patients hospitalized with the delta variant in the UK, 1,355 (26.3%) of them were fully vaccinated. Of course, that's out of 300,101 total delta variant cases, which is only about half a percent. Still, that's not a zero likelihood, which is what Ansorg is insisting. It's not difficult to see why some people have a hard time trusting the experts.

doulie Aug 13, 2021 09:34 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

LUVA - When the "sophisticated" choose to gather and not comply with masking why must I or others? The "sophisticated" certainly have more inside information than I do. If there was a true problem would the "sophisticated" be partying without a mask? Would our incompetent administration be inviting and allowing people to cross our border? The word "control" comes to mind.

edney Aug 13, 2021 11:52 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

If only there was a story in Santa Barbara of someone who created a small empire out of trash with nothing more than a high school education.
If only there was a story in Santa Barbara of someone who made a small empire out of cymbidiums with nothing more than a high school education

I could go on and on. I know people in Santa Barbara with high school educations that make more than double $350K on just their dividend portfolios, nevermind their rental properties

doulie Aug 13, 2021 07:19 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

General - You're a little off topic. But, wow. $350k. No kidding? And a Master's degree. I am duly impressed. You know, there are some people, not me, but some people that might think a person making such a comment has little class. But, back to the topic. Way back at 9:14 today I asked you what you thought about migrants crossing the border and transported across the US. Many of these people are reportedly carrying the virus. Are you concerned about this and demanding they be required to wear masks?

doulie Aug 13, 2021 06:46 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

General - I have the degree I need, thank you. You're not trying to, as you wrote, "advise others," me, how to live my life by suggesting I get an "advanced degree" are you? Seems whatever degree you have didn't deal much with word comprehension. Check back to what I answered (directly) to you at 10:16. "You go your way, I'll go mine." You should have known by the time you posted at 2:29 I'm definitely not trying to tell anyone how to live there life. Take care.

Chip of SB Aug 13, 2021 02:41 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Actually General, an advanced degree may be a bad idea. A new study by Carnegie Mellon and U of Pittsburgh found vaccine hesitancy correlates with education level in a U shape. Those with PHDs are actually the most resistant to being vaccinated. https://unherd.com/thepost/the-most-vaccine-hesitant-education-group-of-all-phds/

doulie Aug 13, 2021 01:34 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

PAGE - My comment is not a "child's plea" but a point of fact. What "intelligent guideline" should we follow. Those by Fauci that seem to change each week and has truly proven he knows nothing? Or those of "scientists" that can't seem to agree on what is occurring with this issue. I don't care what others do, the beauty of living in America. You should try and think this way sometime, might make your life a little easier. Aww, you have the ability to "think critically." Sounds like you think of yourself as one of the "sophisticated" that truly don't know more or less than anyone else. That's, of course, unless you were on the list of sophisticates at a recent weekend party.

paglinsb Aug 13, 2021 10:26 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

"He did it too, why can't I?" sounds like a child's plea. Following intelligent guidelines rather than looking left and right to see what others are doing is perhaps socially difficult --and perhaps inconvenient-- but shows the ability to think critically. Just because a few people run stop signs or red lights doesn't mean it's a good idea. This too will pass. Sooner if more people would act on behalf of the greater good.

Luvaduck Aug 13, 2021 08:18 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Dear 4865: What would it hurt to comply when after months of statistical evidence shows clearly that complying masking, not gathering in crowds and getting a vaccination greatly reduces the odds of getting sick, getting hospitalized, dying? Have pity on the the hospital people who are tasked with taking care of those infected. So many medical personnel are burned out that the old Confederacy can't staff fully and their hospitals are full. What odds would Nick-the-Greek give? Bookies somewhere must have that stat.

SantaBarbaraObserver Aug 15, 2021 07:48 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Get some help. Or maybe a friend. You need it. You're exhibiting all the signs of a paranoid person parroting the words of charlatans and liars. Why do these people want you so angry? Why do they want you so confused? What is their objective? More attention = more ad revenue = fame and fortune. All while you fester and boil away a lonely, angry sad old man... This does not seem like a good trade does it? They provide the lies and the fuel and you provide the anger and the money that keeps them going... But you know this MM right? You're way too smart to be manipulated by megalomaniacs, talk show hosts and snake oil (pillow) salesmen pushing their lies to enrich themselves with attention.

GeneralTree Aug 12, 2021 04:06 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

99.99% of those dying or getting extremely sick from Covid are the unvaccinated. The earth is round. Those vapor trails you see in the sky from planes are not the government or Monsanto poisoning us, windmills don't cause cancer, there is no 5G virus in the vaccine, Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine don't cure Covid...

LooseCannon Aug 16, 2021 06:46 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

They should be quarantined at the Biltmore. It's been closed for, what, a year and half? A residency there could be an excellent morale boost, priming them to become enthusiastic workers in the American economy.

doulie Aug 14, 2021 05:07 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

OBSERVER - Let's see if I can ease your pain a little as it relates to my comments. When I'm speaking my own mind after listening to all sides about COVID; then form my own opinion, how am I being manipulated. Is this why you consider me "stupid?" Because I choose to form my own opinion; and may or may not go along with others, I'm "stupid." Please help me figure out, what is the "very specific reason" I (and others) are being manipulated, as you say? Was I "stupid" when I watched both Trump & Biden before this past election. Based on what I learned I voted for Trump? How's that Biden character working out for you? Rhetorical question, we're both getting screwed.

SantaBarbaraObserver Aug 14, 2021 07:55 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Its painfully obvious you get your information and your opinions from commentators, talk show hosts and charlatans on the likes of FoxNews, OANN and AM radio. The talking points, the misinformation, the stupidity, the insipidness, all mimic the propaganda these agents spew to the letter. What people like Doulie dont know and cant figure out is they're being manipulated for a very specific reason. They're stupid.

doulie Aug 14, 2021 07:35 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

A9386 @ 7:49 - Suggest you fire your current source as they are giving you false information. Did they previously work for CNN? I'm not spreading any "rumors," I'm simply expressing my opinion/commenting about what I read.

doulie Aug 14, 2021 07:12 AM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

General - I was not going to respond to your 8-13 2:30 comment but I gots too, 1st Amendment and all since we still have it. I'll tell you what pilgrim (stated in my best John Wayne voice). As long as I can, I will go whichever way I choose. Some might consider your statement an idle threat. Me, I'll just enjoy a good laugh, however those words were intended. You have a good day now, hear.

doulie Aug 13, 2021 07:47 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

SBGAL - Am I racist/xenophobic, no. Illegal border crossings as they relate to COVID are not a separate issue. As I wrote before, its been reported there are many migrants testing positive for COVID, allowed to enter the US and then being transported to various parts of the US. I don't call it a "red herring" I call it a stupid move on the part of our government. Are you making any effort to stop the illegal entries to ensure these people are required to wear masks and are vaccinated before being moved around the US?

SBgal74 Aug 13, 2021 05:38 PM
Will COVID-19 Vaccination Protect Against the Delta variant?

Doulie…based on your posts it appears your mind carries a virus called xenophobia and racism. Illegal border crossings are a completely separate issue. Let’s call it a red herring here. The problem we’re having with this explosion of COVID cases is due to folks like you who decided that they somehow know better than the ENTIRE medical community and the world’s leading infectious disease experts. Please tell us where you got your advanced degree in BS from? This kind of idiocy is what’s now causing pediatric ICU’s to be overflowing with kids. I’m not sure how you and your ilk sleep at night…To quote an ICU physician “THIS IS ALL SO AVOIDABLE.” God I hope all you fools realize your folly before it too late. SMH

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