In Louisiana, about 125 people who received the full vaccination test tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks after the last dose.
It is not surprising that there are few “breakthrough cases”. “I think this is in line with your expectations for the trial,” said Dr. Joe Kanter, the state health officer.
New York (Associated Press)-According to the new US guidelines released on Friday, trips to activities that vaccinated Americans can enjoy again have been added.
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States showed that the effective rate of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against infections was 90% in the second week since the two vaccinations. According to US trials, a dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine has an effective rate of 72% against moderate to severe diseases.
State officials are tracking breakthrough cases to understand the spread of coronavirus among people who have been vaccinated, and whether the vaccine may not work well for certain strains of the virus. Although breakthrough cases are rare-126 out of 568,968 people in Louisiana who received full vaccination accounted for 0.02% of the work rate, or so far, about 1 out of every 4,500 vaccinated people-this is a reminder People who have been vaccinated should still take preventive measures such as covering up and distancing themselves in 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 returning to work, not because the vaccinated person is showing symptoms.
Although Governor John Bel Edwards took measures to relax the rules, New Orleans officials did not plan to relax the coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday.
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 are still vaccinated against COVID, whether they develop symptoms or not, carry a low viral load, are also less likely to spread the 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 show that such cases are rare. 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 only 7 out of 14,990 employees in two hospitals in California were later infected, with similar infection rates.
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.
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 the breakthrough cases resulted in hospitalization, and 2 deaths are under investigation as breakthrough cases. Both are over 80 years old and have other health problems.
Louisiana officials did not share data on the severity of the disease in the breakthrough cases, nor did they disclose the vaccines received by individuals.
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 the guidelines may be relaxed as more people shoot out, but widespread 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.”
Emily Woodruff reports for Time Magazine that the New Orleans Advocate for Public Health is a member of the U.S. Legion.