Approximately 40 percent of those infected following vaccination were over
60 years of age, and the overall majority, around 65 percent, were women, as
of data collected up to April 13.
After being fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, 5,800 Americans have contracted COVID-19 and 74 have died, according to reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Around 78 million Americans have already received both does of Pfizer or Moderna’s experimental mRNA therapy, commonly referred to as a coronavirus vaccine, or a single shot of Johnson & Johnson’s product. All three “vaccines” have been brought to production with the use of aborted fetal cell lines.
The 5,800 post-vaccination instances of infection with the Wuhan
coronavirus, which the CDC calls “breakthrough cases,” resulted in 400 hospitalizations and 74 deaths. Approximately 40 percent of those infected following vaccination were over 60 years of age, and the overall majority, around 65 percent, were women, as of data collected up to April 13. The CDC data on breakthrough cases accounts for those infected 14 days after vaccination and does not include anyone who contracts the virus within a shorter period following the jab.
The CDC’s statement on breakthrough infections follows reports from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which announced at the beginning of April that 246 Michigan residents had become infected with the virus, despite being fully vaccinated. According to The Detroit News, the so-called breakthrough cases were identified two weeks or later from the
date of inoculation. 11 out of the 246 identified were hospitalized and 3 people, aged over 65, died.
“To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics
or vaccine characteristics,” the CDC told The Epoch Times regarding the
surge in “breakthrough” cases.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective, and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. All of the available vaccines have been proven effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.
However, like is seen with other vaccines, we expect thousands of vaccine breakthrough cases will occur even though the vaccine is working as expected,” the statement continued.
During a White House press briefing earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters that “the important thing is to look at what the denominator of vaccinated people is, because it is very likely — and what we’re hearing at least indirectly, and we’re certainly going to be confirming that — that that number of individuals who were breakthrough infections is not at all incompatible with a 90-plus percent vaccine efficacy.”
“So, I don’t think that there needs to be concern about any shift or change in the efficacy of the vaccine,” he claimed.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, commented on the “breakthrough” phenomenon in an April 15 hearing, asserting that “[s]ome of these breakthroughs are, of course, failure of an immune response in the host. And then some of them we worry might be related to a variant that is
circulating. So we’re looking at both.”
Fauci suggested that the high number of individuals contracting COVID is a result of mostly elderly people “particularly if they are frail and have underlying conditions,” who “might not have responded as well to the vaccine,” despite over 60s accounting for less than half of breakthrough cases, around 40 percent.
Fauci went on to say that “when someone is already elderly and may or may
not have an underlying condition, that it is unfortunate but not surprising that you might have a couple of deaths” following vaccination.