AdvertisementIt marks a shift from the CDC’s previous position that breakthrough infections are rare and that vaccinated people don’t spread disease. The CDC has counted nearly 6,000 hospitalizations and nearly 1,200 deaths of people after they were fully vaccinated. Though “vaccine passports” have not been implemented in any real way, 19 states have banned vaccine passport systems or vaccine requirements either via law or executive order. “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” Ivey told reporters last week.