Mercola April 10, 2021
Epidemiologists have found evidence of 102 breakthrough COVID-19 cases since February 1, 2021, among the 1.2 million who were fully vaccinated in Washington state. All contracted the virus more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated. Eight of the patients required hospitalization and two, both over 80 years old with underlying health issues, died.
The Washington State Department of Health is investigating, hoping to identify patterns among the breakthrough cases, such as if a variant of the novel coronavirus may have caused the infection. A press release by the department said breakthrough cases are expected with any vaccine since vaccines are not 100% effective. They also noted that most of the breakthrough cases were patients who experienced only mild symptoms, if any.
More than 30.3 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States and over 550,000 of them have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Washington state has registered at least 363,235 confirmed cases and 5,237 deaths, with more than 16% of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data.
SOURCE: ABC News March 31, 2021