MI, April 6: "Of the positive cases, 129 had no data entered about hospitalizations, while 117 did have that information. Eleven were hospitalized, 103 were not, and three were marked as unknown." fox2detroit.com/news/nearly-25…
A different news piece about MI breakthrough cases: "Apr. 6—As many as 246 Michigan residents considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, and three have died, state officials confirmed Monday." news.yahoo.com/246-vaccinated…
"Large-scale clinical studies found that COVID-19 vaccines reduced the risk of getting COVID-19 in vaccinated people by up to 95% compared to people that did not receive the vaccine. However, the vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing infection." doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Artic…
MN March 2: "MDH is investigating COVID-19 infections (symptomatic and asymptomatic) among people who are appropriately vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine, also called vaccine breakthrough cases." health.state.mn.us/communities/ep…
Feb.12 "Such cases are not unexpected," the OHA said in a news release. "Clinical trials of both vaccines presently in use included breakthrough cases. In those cases, even though the participants got COVID-19, the vaccines reduced the severity of illness."kgw.com/article/news/h…
April 5: "Oregon lawmakers are asking why the Oregon Health Authority is not revealing certain information and now 2 Portland state legislators have a bill that would make OHA answer that question and others." koin.com/news/health/co…
"Experts say these rare breakthrough COVID-19 cases will give experts a way to determine the extent to which COVID-19 vaccines work and what coronavirus variants may be causing these cases despite vaccination."
"still possible for a fully vaccinated person to get infected if they are exposed to the virus....That’s why even after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 we recommend continuing to wear a mask, keep your distance, avoid crowded settings, and wash your hands" scdhec.gov/breakthrough-c…
Reminder of this article from Sept. 2020: forbes.com/sites/williamh…
Also, this article from Dec. 2020: sciencenews.org/article/covid-…
"mRNA vaccine effectiveness of full immunization (≥14 days after second dose) was 90% against SARS-CoV-2 infections regardless of symptom status; vaccine effectiveness of partial immunization (≥14 days after first dose but before second dose) was 80%" cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/7…

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