01/6What is a breakthrough COVID infection?
Coronavirus vaccines have helped us cope better with the COVID-19 crisis and have alleviated the adverse effects of the SARs-COV-2 virus. It has proved to be a boon during these baneful times and helped us tackle severe COVID infections. However, vaccines are not the silver bullet that can prevent coronavirus infections completely. One may still catch the deadly virus and develop mild to moderate symptoms, while some others may be prone to severe illnesses.
Due to such possibilities, scientists and medical professionals have and are continuously looking into the ways COVID affects fully vaccinated people. In doing so, a new study has found common signs of breakthrough COVID in those who have received both the vaccine doses.
The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, looked into data from a thousand cases of COVID’s Delta variant in the predominantly fully vaccinated population in Provincetown, Massachusetts in July 2021.
The research found 74 percent of the total cases occurred in individuals who were fully jabbed with the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Furthermore, it was found that most cases were either mild or moderate.
Researchers centered their attention on 39 individuals from the outbreak, including 16 vaccinated people who tested positive for COVID and 23 vaccinated individuals who tested negative. Most of the volunteers were white and majority of them male. It was also noted that the number of vaccinated infected participants were younger than those who were vaccinated uninfected individuals.
People who tested positive and showed symptoms reported symptoms that were almost common to all. Read on to find out what they were.
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