Vaccine breakthrough indicates those who still test positive of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus (or coronavirus) despite being fully vaccinated. It is widely known that vaccination cannot guarantee full immunization to anyone, which means that a small number of people may still be subject to infection.
According to Forbes, there were 3,907 hospitalizations and 750 fatalities among individuals who had breakthrough infections. However, not all hospitalizations may link to the CCP Virus (COVID-19).
Nearly half the cases (49%) were women, and 76% were aged 65 and up as of June 21.
“When you hear about a breakthrough infection, that doesn’t necessarily mean the vaccine is failing,” On Monday, July 19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, informed a concerned Senate panel. Even in the face of the highly contagious delta form that is sweeping unvaccinated areas, the shots are holding up, he added.
In the same month, eight Yankees players, including coaches, staff members, and two-time All-Star shortstop Gleyber Torres, tested positive for COVID. At least 85% of the team had received vaccinations.
From the New York Yankees to the Summer Olympics, sports fans are seeing daily stories of infected athletes. Kara Eaker, a member of the United States women’s gymnastics team who claimed to have been vaccinated, tested positive in a training camp outside of Tokyo as the Games approached.
There is another case, HBO political talk show host Bill Maher was completely vaccinated when he tested positive for COVID, as The Defender revealed in May, causing HBO to delay recording two of his episodes.
Reports of breakthrough cases have worried officials in Washington, including a Florida Republican congressman, Vern Buchanan; some Texas Democratic lawmakers visiting Washington as a political protest; at least two people in the White House; and several congressional staff members.
With 2,000 people on the White House campus every day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that while some breakthrough cases are unavoidable, the administration will release information if doctors determine that any staffer had close contact with the president, vice president, or their spouses.
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told The Associated Press that one crucial question about breakthrough cases is whether the person genuinely had symptoms. “Or is this somebody just being sampled out of an abundance of caution because they had to go into some place like the Congress?” he continued.
Officials at the White House want to “normalize” the concept of breakthrough infections among the general public because they are concerned that these rare, unavoidable events that may stop millions from taking action.
“The vaccines were developed to keep us out of those terrible institutions we call hospitals,” Vanderbilt University infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner stated. “We have to keep coming back to that.”