COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases - Should you be worried?

08/20/2021 3:02 PM | Anonymous

You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  You are beginning to eat out at restaurants, travel, fly to see the grandbabies, and go to the movies.  You are cautious and still wear a mask when you are indoors in a public space.  But new reports on the delta variant show that it presents risks even for those who are fully vaccinated.  While breakthrough infections are rare, the CDC has raised questions about even vaccinated people should return to pre-pandemic, unmasked social activities.

A CDC  report covered breakthrough cases that occurred after crowded summer celebrations in Barnstable County, Mass. on Cape Cod, which included Provincetown. The CDC reported 469 COVID-19 cases, 74% of which occurred in fully vaccinated people. Among those breakthrough cases, 79% were symptomatic and four required hospitalization.  the data shows that fully vaccinated people can get infected and can spread the disease.

Read more on Next Avenue, a program by PBS for seniors. 

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