CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people ... this is actually good news

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This is actually good news rather than bad news because in the USA 77 million people have been vaccinated and the vaccines are reportedly 95% effective which means that around 4 million people would be susceptible to Covid19 infection.

Given the infection rate in the USA which is around 10% of the population, the 4 million susceptible vaccinated people could yield 400,000 cases which could be further factored down to 40,000 by factor 0.1 to allow for the relatively short length of time vaccinations have been in progress. So, no matter how the numbers are manipulated the vaccines appear to be very successful.

Therefore it is arguable that the vaccines are more effective than reported in trials.

The news should be presented as positive facts rather than negative.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/14/health/breakthrough-infections-covid-vaccines-cdc/index.html

CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people
By Ben Tinker and Maggie Fox, CNN

Updated 0330 GMT (1130 HKT) April 15, 2021

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(CNN)About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN.

Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396 -- 7% -- of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization.

It's the first indication from CDC of how effective the vaccine is in real life -- and the first indication the vaccines do not protect completely against severe disease and death.

"So far, about 5,800 breakthrough cases have been reported to CDC. To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics," the CDC told CNN via email.

So far, about 77 million people in the US are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, according to a CNN analysis of CDC data. The CDC's reports on breakthrough cases will lag day-to-day reports of vaccines given, so may not reflect the most current events.

It's not unexpected to see breakthrough cases. The vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing infections and as tens of millions of people are vaccinated, more and more such cases will be reported.
 
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