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Covid vaccine breakthrough cases being downplayed by CDC, 9 fully vaccinated NY Yankees got Covid, Most of the cases were asymptomatic, How many in general population have Covid after vaccinations?

Covid vaccine breakthrough cases being downplayed by CDC, 9 fully vaccinated NY Yankees got Covid, Most of the cases were asymptomatic, How many in general population have Covid after vaccinations?

“Why are we vaccinating healthy adults when 81 percent of Covid-19 cases are mild and there is  a 99 percent survival rate. Why are we testing vaccines on children who are minimally impacted by the disease?”…Citizen Wells

“VAERS received 4,647 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.”...CDC May 18, 2021

“The FDA has approved the Covid vaccine for use on children yet only half of their employees have embraced it and patients are not being fully informed of risks.”…Citizen Wells

9 members of the NY Yankees team, who had all been fully vaccinated, have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

What does this mean for the general population and how effective are the vaccines?

How many people are walking around out there believing they will not get Covid-19 or already have it?

The CDC has diminished their efforts to track all breakthrough cases.

From The Defender May 19, 2021.

“Ninth Fully Vaccinated Yankee Tests Positive for COVID — What Does That Say About Vaccine Efficacy?”

“As of April 30, at least 85% of the team had been vaccinated as they were told doing so would ease clubhouse and road trip restrictions and mask-wearing protocols under MLB rules — meaning the team no longer had to wear masks in dugouts and bullpens.

Most of the reported cases were asymptomatic. All nine were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot, making these cases what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls “breakthrough” infections.

breakthrough infection occurs when a person tests positive for SARS-Cov-2 two weeks after receiving the single-dose of the J&J COVID vaccine or completing the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccination.

According to STAT News, the clinical trials that led to authorizing COVID vaccines measured how effective each vaccine was at preventing symptomatic cases. In its trial, one dose of J&J was only 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID.”

Dr. Meryl Nass, an internal medicine physician, said breakthrough cases are expected, “but the truth is we really don’t know how many breakthrough cases there are, and we don’t know how well the vaccine protects. What we do know is that nine people tested positive on a COVID test. We don’t know if those were false positives or whether they in fact had the disease unless there was sequencing or a viral culture.”

Nass said if the players actually do have COVID, “then the first Yankee who got it potentially spread it to eight other people. We cannot say the vaccine works if one person potentially spread it to eight other people.”

“If the players do have COVID, the fact that they aren’t seriously ill doesn’t prove the vaccines are effective, Nass said, because we know that young, healthy people in general do not require hospitalization from COVID.

CDC not investigating Yankees outbreak or documenting all breakthrough cases

As of April 26, more than 9,245 cases of breakthrough infections had been reported to the CDC out of 95 million vaccinated people.

Among the 9,245 cases, 27% were asymptomatic, 9% required hospitalization and 1% died. This means 63% of individuals experienced symptomatic breakthrough infection despite being fully vaccinated.

During a White House briefing May 12, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters the agency was not currently investigating the Yankees outbreak.

“We will look to more data from that report to understand what happened there,” Walensky said. “All of the real-world data we’ve seen that’s been in the published literature, large studies, in many different settings, have demonstrated that those vaccines are effective, have a high effectiveness against disease.”

On May 1, the CDC announced it would no longer document breakthrough cases unless they resulted in hospitalization or death — thus excluding cases like those being reported with the Yankees.”

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