Wait… what? (You’ve got to be kidding me.)
Oh boy, can’t wait to hear Dr. Fauci explain this: close to four thousand fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have contracted COVID-19.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as of June 12, there were 3,791 people who tested positive for COVID-19 among the 3.7 million fully vaccinated people in the state, accounting for roughly one in 1,000 vaccinated individuals.The Epoch Times
If you want to look on the bright side – an expert at Boston University says these cases are mild or have no symptoms.
“We’re learning that many of the breakthrough infections are asymptomatic or they’re very mild and brief in duration,” said Boston University infectious diseases specialist Davidson Hamer, the Boston Herald reported. “The viral load is not very high.”The Epoch Times
What do our science overlords mean by “breakthrough infections” or “breakthrough cases”?
These are cases where someone tests positive for COVID-19 two or more weeks after their final shot. Only one shot if the person received the J&J mRNA injection.
Ah, we can all relax now – the CDC has our back.
Oh, thank goodness. The CDC addresses these “vaccine breakthrough” cases on their website:
We can sleep easy now.
Here’s some more soothing news from the CDC:
Of the cases, more than six in 10 occurred in females, with the median patient age being 58, according to a new report from the CDC, which stopped counting breakthrough infections as of May 1, except for those that cause hospitalization or death.
Approximately 10 percent of the patients required hospital care, and 160, or about 1.5 percent, died.
Data indicate that about three in 10 hospitalized patients were admitted for a reason unrelated to COVID-19 or with no symptoms.
The median age of those who died after getting vaccinated was 82 years. Twenty-eight deaths were pegged to a cause unrelated to COVID-19 or occurred in patients who displayed no symptoms.
Sequencing data were available for 555 of the breakthrough cases. Over 60 percent were identified as stemming from variants, including the B.1.1.7 variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom.
The CDC meanwhile has stopped investigating breakthrough infections unless individuals are hospitalized or die from COVID-19.The Epoch Times
The most recent CDC update reports that 150 million Americans have been vaccinated.
If you’re good at math, let us know in the comments how many “breakthrough cases” we should expect out of 150 million.