We spoke to a number of local infectious disease experts about the cluster of COVID-19 cases in Provincetown, where officials said “a vast majority” of the new cases are among vaccinated people. Here’s what they had to say: bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…
Many said they suspected the highly transmissible Delta variant was to blame. “The first thing I thought about it was: ‘That’s Delta for you,’” said @BillHanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at @HarvardChanSPH. bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…
In response to the cluster, the town issued an advisory on Monday that asks people to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, when they can’t social distance. bostonglobe.com/2021/07/19/nat…
“There are concerns that I have that this event does potentially represent that unvaccinated individuals are also in the mix,” said Dr. Cassandra Pierre, a hospital epidemiologist at @The_BMC. Pierre said implementing an indoor mask mandate in Provincetown would be appropriate.
“I think this is the kind of thing that is starting to give us the message that COVID-19 is unfortunately here to stay,” said @PaulSaxMD, clinical director of infectious diseases at @BrighamWomens. bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…
The message from Provincetown should not be that vaccines don’t work, said Dr. Mark Siedner. It shows "that even vaccinated people can become infected, especially when they’re participating in unmasked, potentially high-risk activities.” bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…
“If Provincetown were not vaccinated at the rate it is, they’d be having 10 times this many infections,” said Dr. Robert Duncan, an infectious disease doctor at @LaheyHospital. bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…
Read more about experts' thoughts on the Provincetown cluster: bostonglobe.com/2021/07/20/nat…

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