4,000 Test Positive for COVID After Being Fully Vaccinated in One State
Thereâs no question that new technologies and innovations are great. However, sometimes they donât always work as planned when they are first introduced. Bugs are found, kinks need to be worked out, and fixes made to ensure that they are working to the best of their ability.
Itâs why buying the latest and greatest car on the market isnât always a good idea. Or why medical industries usually take years and years of research and studies before they introduce new medication to the public.
Itâs also why many are skeptical of the technologies behind the novel COVID-19 vaccines.
Naturally, when any such vaccine comes out, there are always questions about how well it actually works, what side effects it may cause, if any, and what the long-term effects may be.
However, due to the newness of the COVID vaccines, nearly all of that is vastly unknown â or at least it was. While it may take several more years, if not decades, to learn about the long-term effects of any one version of the vaccine, we are quickly learning that it does have a few side effects.
For example, some who get the vaccine have reported flu-like symptoms, extreme headaches, severe skin irritations, and even blood clotting issues. In fact, a rising number of young adults and teens, most of them male, have been hospitalized, with some even dying mere days after getting the Moderna vaccine due to heart complications. And all so far had no previous heart issues.
Suffice it to say that, for some, those effects may not be worth it to them.
But now, weâre finding out that the vaccine doesnât even really prevent you from getting the sometimes-deadly disease itâs supposed to protect you from.
In Massachusetts, for example, it was reported on June 16 by theÂ Boston HeraldÂ that nearly 4,000 state residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks, even after being fully vaccinated.
The question for many then is, if it doesnât prevent me from getting the virus, why should I get it?
And itâs an entirely logical question, especially for those who may not be at risk of getting the disease in the first place or who, if it is contracted, will likely have a very mild or asymptomatic case.
However, an infectious disease specialist at Boston University, Davidson Hamer, told TheÂ HeraldÂ that most of these supposedly rare breakthrough cases âare asymptomatic or theyâre very mild and brief in duration.â He added that the âviral load is not very highâ either.
Ok, but youâre still getting it. And it raises questions about who would be at risk of contracting the disease even while vaccinated and if such individuals could still transmit the infection to others.
Of course, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says âbreakthrough cases,â as they are referred to, areÂ only to be expectedÂ and nothing to be worried about.
According to them, âVaccine breakthrough cases are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people. There will be a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19.â
Now, to be honest, getting a disease youâve been vaccinated for isnât completely abnormal. For example, people get the flu every year.
And data from nearly every vaccine-related study and research team all over the world can prove that to be true. Rare or breakthrough cases do occur with almost every vaccine ever created, confirming the CDCâs claim that the vaccine could preventÂ mostÂ people from contracting the disease.
However, 4,000 in one state, and a small one at that, might not exactly seem like a small number to most of us. I mean, when I hear 4,000, the word ârareâ doesnât really come to mind, even if it only makes up about one percent of the stateâs vaccinated population.
And it certainly does little to build trust in an already questionable vaccine technology.