Officials from the Louisiana Department of Health said that more than 120 people in Louisiana who received the full vaccination had tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after the last vaccination.
Officials say there are very few so-called “breakthrough cases.” Louisiana State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter said: “I think this is in line with your expectations for the trial.”
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Pfizer and Moderna had approximately 90% anti-infection effects two weeks after the last medication. According to US trials, a dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine has an effective rate of 72% against moderate to severe diseases.
New York (Associated Press)-According to new US guidelines released on Friday, trips to activities that vaccinated Americans can enjoy again have been added.
State officials are tracking “breakthrough cases” to help understand the spread between vaccinators and whether the vaccine may not work well for certain strains of the virus. Although breakthrough cases are rare-out of 568,968 people receiving full vaccination, 126 cases accounted for 0.02% of the total vaccination rate, or so far, about 1 out of every 4,500 vaccinators-these remind people, People who have been vaccinated should take precautions such as masks to keep their distance from the public.
Dr. Julio Figueroa, head of infectious diseases at LSU Health New Orleans, said: “Vaccines are not a blank check you want to do.”
Breakthrough cases are sometimes determined through mandatory testing before surgery or before returning to work, not because the vaccinated person is showing symptoms.
Figueroa said that as more people get vaccinated, the incidence of new breakthrough cases should decrease. Part of the reason is because studies have shown that people who have been vaccinated against COVID, whether they have symptoms or not, carry a lower viral load and spread less disease.
Figueroa said: “What we have to do is to reduce the amount of virus emitted by the entire population, so that our spread is less and less.”
Other states and researchers are also tracking breakthrough cases, and the results also indicate that this is a rare event. A study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that out of 8,121 employees who exceeded the final dose for at least two weeks, only four were infected—about 0.04%. Another found that seven of the 14,990 employees in two hospitals in California were later infected, with similar infection rates.
Although Governor John Bel Edwards took measures to relax the rules, New Orleans officials did not plan to relax the coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday.
In Washington State, of the 1.2 million fully vaccinated people, only about 100 have tested positive for the coronavirus. Consistent with the results of clinical trials, most experienced symptoms were mild, indicating that the vaccine can reduce the severity of the disease.
However, according to the Washington State Department of Health, 8 of these breakthrough cases have resulted in hospitalization, and 2 of the dead are under investigation as breakthrough cases. Both of them are over 80 years old and both suffer from health problems.
Officials in Louisiana could not share data on the severity of the disease in the breakthrough case, nor could it tell which vaccines the person received.
The CDC recommends that people who have been vaccinated continue to wear masks in public places and around people who have not been vaccinated. Experts say that as more people shoot out, the guidelines may be relaxed, but extensive vaccination is necessary to provide a package of protection for vulnerable groups.
Figueroa said: “You want to vaccinate people as much as possible in order to gain immunity to the herd.” “Those who are susceptible, even if they have been vaccinated, will be protected.”
Just after 8 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday morning, emergency medical technician Shakera Brown pulled a brown house with green decorations into a brown house in the Gentilly neighborhood.
Emily Woodruff reports for Time Magazine that the New Orleans Advocate for Public Health is a member of the U.S. Legion.