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More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death

“Breakthrough cases” of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to increase throughout the United States. In recent weeks, there have been reports of breakthrough cases “rising” or “accelerating” or “spiking” in numerous states. Even though these breakthrough cases are reportedly “rare,” given that 176 million Americans have been “fully” vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Aug. 3, 2021, which represents 53.6 percent of the U.S. population, there appears to be growing public concern about this phenomenon.1 2 3 4 5 6

Media headlines such as “Don’t Panic, But Breakthrough Cases May Be a Bigger Problem Than You’ve Been Told” and “Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are rising, and experts are trying to figure out exactly what that means” reflect the growing concern about people getting infected with SAR-CoV-2 despite being fully vaccinated.1 5