So this is how the pandemic will end: what party town outbreak reveals

Findings from the epicentre of breakthrough infections bode well for the pandemic, say scientists

17 November 2021 - 20:38 By Jason Gale

It was meant to be a summer holiday to celebrate. Thousands of revellers flocked to Provincetown, Massachusetts, for the July Fourth holiday, fully immunised against Covid-19 and ready to enjoy new freedoms, including socialising without masks. 

Instead, the weather turned cool and rainy, and the festivities shifted indoors to pubs, clubs and private homes, creating a crucible for the effectiveness of vaccines used to contain the uber-transmissible Delta variant. More than 1,000 Covid-19 cases ensued over the following two weeks, rocking confidence in the inoculations and prompting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reinstate an indoor masking mandate. ..

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