Only 5,800 Infections Reported in Fully Vaccinated People, CDC Says

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Or now in the race to vaccinate the cdc releasing its first data on kovin breakthrough infections in a small number of fully vaccinated people. So what is your potential risk. Tom castello with a reality. Check while more than seventy six million americans have now been fully vaccinated the cdc reports a very small number of breakthrough cases people contracting koba despite being vaccinated so far fifty eight hundred known cases. Most of them women forty percent involved people over the age of sixty. Seven percent had to be hospitalized. One percent seventy four people died experts. Say the infections are similar to people coming down with the flu. Despite getting the flu vaccine aerial silver got kobe six weeks after her second covid vaccine does or two days. I was in bed very sick. We cancel all my work. Phone calls hit hard for sure. At a certain point fatigue went from homemade. I'm tired to on my god. i can't really move dr evellina. Grosvenor also got sick after being vaccinated to think what medicines could have been like. if. I wasn't exited. The data tells the story showing the pfizer and the journal. Vaccines are at least ninety. Four percent effective in preventing severe disease. The j. j. vaccine eighty six percent in preventing severe disease that means only a small percentage of action. That people are likely to still get cova though most should not end up in the hospital vast vast majority of people who have been vaccinated and get cove. They're going to have mild illness. Maybe moderate illness and should be able to recover at home. The covert vaccines actually provide far more protection than the typical flu vaccine which has been fifty to sixty percent effective in recent years and the courage vaccines do appear to protect against the uk variant now the most common strain in the us. The biggest concern is that people who do become sick despite being vaccinated could still spread the virus to others infectious disease experts point out no vaccine offers one hundred percent protection.

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