During an appearance on ‘Democracy Now!’ over the weekend, CNN’s top medical advisor, Dr. Leana Wen, claimed vaccinated Americans pose a significant health threat to unvaccinated children because they may carry COVID-19.
“Those who are vaccinated, we now know based on the CDC, they are now able with the Delta Variant, because they carry so much virus, they may transmit it to their unvaccinated family members,” said Wen.
“I, for example, even though I’m fully vaccinated, my children are not because they’re too young. So now I have to be careful for my children because of all the unvaccinated people around us,” she added.
Dr Leana Wen from the CDC says that the vaccinated are carrying very high viral loads and are transmitting the virus to the unvaccinated https://t.co/dxgtJiEpEz
— Patrick Phillips MD (@DrP_MD) September 25, 2021
Wen made similar comments earlier this month, claiming school children should only remove their facemasks when vaccinated and subjected to daily COVID testing.
“Masks are a very powerful layer of protection. It’s one layer … Let’s say a school or class where everyone is vaccinated in that class, I could imagine that situation where we would remove masks. Or if we have rapid testing. Imagine if every child and teacher were tested every morning, and also they’re vaccinated … Maybe you can remove masks at that time. We’re nowhere near that yet,” Dr. Wen told CNN.