An expert suggests that tens of thousands of vaccinated individuals may get infected with COVID-19, but most of them won’t be considerably impacted by the virus.
The intensity of the illness (which differs from the number of individuals who contract COVID-19) is a significant parameter for experts and regular people alike to grasp the pandemic situation, according to Dr Rochelle Walensky, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..
“I think we all have to recognize that with 164 million people who are vaccinated, we should expect tens of thousands, perhaps, of breakthrough infections,” said Walensky in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer last Thursday.
“Those breakthrough infections have mild illness. They are staying out of the hospital. They are not dying, and I think that that’s the most important thing to understand,” she explained.
Breakthrough instances happen when the virus reaches fully vaccinated individuals.
As the Delta version of the coronavirus is claiming names across the country, it is particularly ravaging in regions where vaccination rates are in the low spectrum.
US Government officials are urging citizens to get vaccinated before the situation gets worse.
CDC estimates suggest that an approximate 58.4% of the US population got at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly half of the population is entirely vaccinated.
Dr William Schaffner, a professor of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, resonated with Walesnky’s words regarding how vaccination decreases the severity of Covid-19 consequences when breakthroughs occur.
He explained that the unvaccinated are still the main channel for transmission. While vaccinated people can still pass on the virus, that is insignificant in contrast to what unvaccinated fellows can provoke.
However, there is an upside – vaccination rates began slowly rising recently.