Reports of athletes, lawmakers, and others getting the corona virus despite being vaccinated may seem dangerous, but top health professionals point to great evidence that these scenarios are doing what they are supposed to do: dramatically reducing the incidence of morbidity and mortality.
Best Indicator: Admission to a US hospital and death is almost unknown, and real-world reports from Britain and Israel support strong defense against the worst. Those who are fully vaccinated are only a small part of what scientists call breakthrough infections.
When you hear about a breakthrough infection, that doesn’t mean the vaccine is failing, Dr. Anthony Fucci, the U.S. government’s top epidemiologist, told a concerned Senate committee this week. Shots are rising, even in the face of a highly contagious delta variant, burning through unknown communities
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is incredibly effective – 95% of Pfizer and Moderna drugs against symptomatic infections in studies – health officials have warned that they are not perfect. There is no vaccine.