Viral post makes misleading claim about CDC data on COVID-19 reinfections

A social media post with over 75,000 engagements shows an apparent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request response that states that the CDC has no record of any unvaccinated person who was reinfected with COVID-19 spreading the virus to others. The response goes on to say that the CDC does not collect that information. The FOIA response makes no claims about the effects of previous COVID-19 infection on an individual’s ability to transmit the disease. Several studies have shown that, among people who have had COVID-19, those who are vaccinated are less likely to be reinfected and have a stronger immune response than any other population. 

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