Australians will be familiar with the refrain that the vaccine is the key to Covid gaol. Media mumblers have been pushing this for months (eg, Paul Murray). For many, the gaol they seem to be experiencing is all about travel.
Well, let’s look at what the US CDC thinks of countries that are highly vaccinated (all vaccination rates current at 13 August).
I could have farmed out many more. Most of the highest vaccinated countries are on the CDC Level 4 list.
The reason for these CDC advisories is simple: vaccine failure, exploding case numbers.
Note also that the US bans anyone from travelling to the US if they have been in these countries within 14 days.