States have reported more than 10,000 COVID-19 infections among people who are completely vaccinated against the disease to a US health organization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received 10,262 reports of so-called breakthrough infections from 46 states and territories through April 30. (CDC). Breakthrough cases are those that arise two weeks or more following a person’s final shot. This is usually the second Pfizer or Moderna dose, though it might also be the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.
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According to a new data from the CDC, which stopped reporting breakthrough infections as of January 1, more than six out of ten occurrences occurred in women, with the median patient age being 58.
Around 10% of the patients required hospitalization, and 160 of them, or about 1.5 percent, died.
According to the data, almost three out of every ten hospitalized patients were admitted for reasons unrelated to COVID-19 or had no symptoms.
Those who died after being vaccinated were on average 82 years old. Twenty-eight deaths were attributed to causes other than COVID-19 or happened in patients who had no signs or symptoms.
For 555 of the breakthrough cases, sequencing data was available. Over 60% of the cases were found to be caused by variations, including the B.1.1.7 variation, which was initially discovered in the United Kingdom.
Approximately 101 million Americans had been properly vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, as of April 30.
According to the CDC, the most recent breakthrough data reveals that illnesses occur in only a “small percent” of those who have been vaccinated.
Researchers noted, “The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities that will be averted among vaccinated patients will greatly outnumber the number of vaccination breakthrough cases.”
The government did acknowledge, however, that the figures it supplied are subject to at least two limitations.
Because the data comes from a national surveillance system that relies on passive and voluntary reporting, and because many people with breakthrough infections may not seek testing, particularly those who show no symptoms, the number of reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases is likely to be significantly undercounted.
Furthermore, sequence data is only accessible for a tiny percentage of the instances reported.
The CDC is conducting clinical trials to assess vaccination effectiveness and will continue to gather data on new infections.
The analysis shows that the three vaccinations approved for emergency use in the United States function well, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health.
“These immunizations are a lot better than I expected a year ago, but they’re not perfect. There is no such thing as a 100 percent guarantee in life. So, yes, we’ll see some breakthrough infections, but they’ll be extremely rare, and it’ll be extremely unusual that you’ll become sick if you get infected,” he stated on ABC.