Vaccinated People Who Get COVID Have These 3 Things in Common, Study Shows

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Breakthrough COVID infections share these commonalities, according to new research.

Researchers from the University of Arizona Health Sciences looked at data for nearly 4,000 participants to find out more about how the vaccine affects people who still get COVID. According to the study, which was published June 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine, 204 of the participants got infected with COVID, with five of them being fully vaccinated and 11 being partially vaccinated. There were also 156 unvaccinated participants. Vaccination status for 32 participants was not determined, so they were excluded from the study.

The researchers found that the few participants who did get infected with COVID after vaccination had three things in common: They were likely to have a lower viral load, experience a shorter infection time, and have milder symptoms than those infected who were unvaccinated.

Per the study, infected participants partially or fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines had 40 percent less of a viral load than those who were not vaccinated. Early COVID research has suggested that viral load plays a part in how severe one's disease is. An Oct. 2020 study published in Nature concluded that higher viral loads are associated with both increased COVID severity and morality.

The researchers for the more recent study also found that while a majority of the infections in unvaccinated participants were detected for two or more weeks, individuals at least partially vaccinated were 66 percent less likely to have a confirmed infection that lasted more than one week. Based on the study findings, vaccinated participants were sick with COVID symptoms for about six fewer days than unvaccinated participants. And partial or full vaccination also made participants 58 percent less likely to have a fever associated with their COVID infection.

"If you get vaccinated, about 90 percent of the time you're not going to get COVID-19. Even if you do get it, there will be less of the virus in you and your illness is likely to be much milder," study co-author Jeff Burgess, MD, a professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, said in a statement.

The researchers concluded that two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine is 91 percent effective against COVID infection, and a single dose is 81 percent effective. "We are still seeing the same high levels of vaccine effectiveness, so we feel good about that," Burgess said. "But more importantly, we've added a number of measures of the severity of infection among individuals who have been vaccinated as a comparison to those who haven't, and we measured how much virus there is and for how long."

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Redheaded Blackbelt 02 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

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Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding unvaccinated Californians that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free and provides excellent protection from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. Out of over 20 million vaccinated individuals, only 0.003% (584 people) contracted COVID-19 and required hospitalization. The data and science clearly demonstrate vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant.

“As a father and pediatrician, I urge all eligible Californians to get vaccinated to not only protect themselves, but the children in their lives and in their communities who are not able to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Secretary. “The data is clear: nearly all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are preventable. The vaccines work and they protect us.”

The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection continues as a number of Californians remain unvaccinated. With the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, there is a renewed urgency to get all eligible Californians vaccinated as quickly as possible and complete their two-dose vaccination process if they are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

“We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its variants across our state. COVID-19 has not gone away. If you are not vaccinated, you are still at risk.,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer. “Currently, the Delta variant accounts for approximately 36 percent of cases sampled in California, and we expect this to rise. The most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the variants, is ensure everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated.”

Californians who have not been vaccinated yet are encouraged to go to myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to schedule their appointment or go to myturn.ca.gov/clinic to find a walk-in clinic in their county.

No not even close… Shitty try at humor ‘Like farts…’ dumb not ha ha funny.

“There is no anticipation of any threat to the state’s healthcare system capacity.”

Good , then shut the hell up about it and mind your own damn business. People that want be vaccinated can get the jab and people who don’t can take their chances. Let’s move on.

Your right about one thing. Damned fools should left to take care of themselves without inconveniencing the death of the population. Unfortunately they loudly spread their defects of choice into fear mongering that harms others. And that costs everyone else time, money and resources cleaning up their messes.

So why don’t they just quietly keep their bad choices to themselves and let everyone else move on?

Now you’re upset about costing people time and money? Well, well, how the turntables…I’m old enough to remember the last 16 months. That seems to be rare anymore.

You must be speaking of Fauci and his ilk, and cleaning up their messes, right?

He kept his bad choices quiet all right.

You seem to lack proper consideration of where this whole thing started, and also of where it didn’t.

It sure wasn’t the ones who are refusing to participate that caused it.

You also stereotypically accuse those who would not choose to be blindly receptive of something so ungodly and so unnatural, it’s very need stemming from something even more ungodly and even more unnatural, of also blanketly refusing to mask and social distance.

If you are as wrong about the vaccine as you are about the alleged refusal to mask and social distance from those who would prefer to remain unvaccinated for the time being, you had better prepare for your vaccine house of cards to crumble, because what you allege is completely disconnected from reality.

I have had no problem masking and social distancing.

And I am not an anti vaxxer.

I’ve had all my shots up to this point plus a couple.

I didn’t have anything to do with making this mess, don’t expect me to do anything to deal with it, especially not until the root cause is dealt with and eliminated.

Otherwise, whatever I do will make little to no difference.

Your bone to pick is with Fauci and company, AO, not me and people like me.

You’ve placed you’re bet as far as whether or not it is the virus or the jab that is designed to wipe out the undesirables.

Casting those that have not chosen to do as you’ve done as damn fools does not make your decision any wiser, does it?

Your also betting it’s not both.

And why is it you feel the vaccinated are the only ones with any room to talk, and need not, move on, as you say?

Are you over-compensating because you are really not actually sure if it was the right move?

And if, in time, it ends up being the vaccinated that end up being the ones that require extensive care due to associated dementia or some such other jab related malady, should they, then, be the ones to ignore due to their foolishness?

It’s better to die on ones feet, than to live on ones knees.

That’s some seriously paranoid rambling, bud. When you say the jab might be to eliminate “undesirables,” how do you figure in that the more elite you are in this country, the higher the chance that you’ve gotten vaccinated? Were medical and emergency service workers somehow deemed “undesirables,” resulting in their being among the top priority groups for vaccination?

The virus and the jabs in combination will eliminate the undesirables, the old, the poor, the sick. Just like you said, the undesirables are less likely to get the jab, except the old. You failed to mention them being prioritised.

It doesn’t do the elderly that much good.

That doesn’t mean the vaccine won’t kill you outright regardless of your social standing.

Nobody associated with the virus’ creation or the vaccine’s creation is gonna give a rats ass about vaccine mortality.

Or it’s unknown long term side effects.

What’s the third jab going to do to you?

How about the ones after that?

You read it wrong, bud, you took something out of context.

You need to go back and re-read my post.

Well you seem to be on humane…. !

No ‘me’ you should ‘shut the hell up…’as you put it…

It’s not that unvaccinated people making that choice are risking their own health(but they are), it’s that they’re risking the health of all of our unvaccinated population that can’t get the vaccine because they are too young or too sick, Time to start thinking about other people not yourself. You come across as very self-absorbed, self-righteous, self vindicated, and conceited. Time to do your part in our community, our state, our nation… Just get the jab… it takes hardly any time at all…

Oh so we’ve moved on from “ you’re killing grandma “ to “you’re killing kids” . You can’t even make a reasonable argument , it’s always some dramatic and exaggerated assertion . Stop wasting my time.

” our unvaccinated population that can’t get the vaccine because they are too young or too sick ”

How many people do you actually think that is out of aprox. 360 million?

Perhaps more should be done to shelter an assist them, if they are sick they are the ones who need to adapt and be assisted, instead of blaming, shamming, and pressuring, the unvaxed.

How many unvaccinated people who tested positive previously and recovered were reinfected and hospitalized?

Thank you so much keep up the good work!

“Right wing news is telling them that Faucci is the Devil.” Did you notice all the painted wood anti-fauci signs that have appeared in arcata this week? I’ve been wondering if it’s an actual arcata resident, or someone from another town stirring up trouble…

Bushytails, do you know what the Fauci surname means?

It means sickle maker, or sickle swinger.

You know who I listened to to figure out Fauci was evil?

… Are you seriously suggesting that someone’s family name indicates something about the person? As an actual, real argument, not some kind of joke?

I’m in southern Humboldt, I haven’t seen them.

You want to treat Covid with an experimental insecticide? Why? Just get vaccinated and don’t get it in the first place! FFS.

Haha, that’s funny. You do realize that by all accounts, until the FDA fully approves it, the vaccine it is experimental as well.

Covid has lessened because, like all novel coronavirus pandemics before it it infected a majority of the population within 18-20 months. SARS-CoV-2 was transmitting between humans in the late summer of 2019, on the US west coast by late 2019, and well spread around the world before testing started in the early spring of 2020. These experimental injections started in what, DEC 2020? Jan 2021? More than half of the population had been infected by then, knowledgeable folks were predicting its falter in summer 2021 as early as last March.

Its a “lamedemic” exactly because it is a bad cold that prays on people with certain weaknesses and could be treated with very common antiviral protocols, like ivermectin and hydroxy + zinc, etc.. See Dr Peter McCullough for more detailed protocols from one far more experienced in the field than you or I. It only became a “health crisis” because of a refusal to actually treat it. Pretty lame if you ask me.

Your caricature of this boogeyman “rwnj” or “anti vaxxer” isn’t helpful for any purpose other than giving you a feeling of superiority and an internal pass to do the hard work of understanding the range of positions that your community members have taken in regard to this complex situation.

No one in my immediate circle is or plans to get vaccinated. We lean generally toward the far end of left according to the mainstream discourse and I don’t know anyone that even has cable in that group. The information and opinion that we value and share comes from trained health practioners, an increasing number of whom are coming forward and expressing skepticism about the risk:reward ratio for this novel pharma technology for the population as a whole.

My personal opinion is that anyone of child bearing age or younger who is free of serious health complications and/or had already been infected isn’t gaining enough additional security to warrant the added risk of a technology with zero safety data long term. Remember that we are only now approaching one year since the start of the first human trials.

Everyone’s personal risk assessment is going to be different. I don’t judge or shame you for deciding that the potential upside of these novel products is greater than their risk for you personally. I do judge you and shame you for expressing a belief that implies that you or any other authority should be able to dictate what substances are injected into my body by force of law or social coercion.

Shame on you, if it is that important to you to be surrounded by those who accept these injections than feel free to locate to the area with the greatest up take. I am sorry that you are fearful of a thing that does not elicit an equal level of fear in others. I am sorry that that disparity causes you distress. I understand that it is unpleasant to live with fear and distress.about your well being. I hope that you can find a source of courage and fortitude that doesn’t rely on caricaturing and disparaging your neighbors.

uneducatedpeople have to compete with illegal immigrants for earningetting power.

The intelligence community is corrupt at the decision making administrative level,

Americantaxpayers are footing the bill for a war on people who want a future for children.

Exporting manufacturing overseas has given us the best wealthy disparity in the rich and poor.

People have no clue how real power operates, otherwise we would be able to join together in removing career politicians with 7 figure bank accounts.

Those people never have, and ,never will represent what’s best for the majority of Americans.

Ifyou identify with another country as home, to the detriment of this one, then get the fuck out of here and make YOUR COUNTRY GREAT.

History has shown that evil intelligence has taken advantage of the good natured people over and over again.

This is a predatory world. We are experiencing an assault on our health, an assault on our families, an assault on our minds, and an assault on our ability to work independent of the heavy hand of government interference.

If you work for the government or are a ward of the welfare system, you understand how much money is wasted on pork.

If you don’t recognize the increase in wealth disparity, and what our corporate controlled government has done to thw,resources of so many other countries. Than you might not be following the root cause of this mess.

Of course they do. Didn’t see this headline coming lol!! So where is all the sick republicans?

That .003% hospitalization figure is even more significant because the highest vaccination rates are among those in identified high risk groups – elderly, immunocompromised, other medical conditions, high exposure occupations, etc. For a representative sample of the overall population it would be lower.

“BEING HUMAN PREVENTS NEARLY ALL COVID-19 RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS, OLD DATA SHOWS”

Except of course it doesn’t. At age 50, an unvaccinated man with no health concerns has about an 8% chance of hospitalization after covid-19 positive test. 10% if he has only hypertension. While if he has diabetes, it rises to 25%.

Yet the “fully” vaccinated are still being required to wear mask where I live….

I hope that one day liberals actually follow the science.

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Cayuga County seeing uptick in COVID-19 cases; new vaccine clinics scheduled

Auburn Citizen 02 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

In this March 2021 photo, people wait after receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine for possible reactions during the Cayuga County Health Department vaccine clinic at the Fingerlakes Mall.

A little more than a week after reporting four active COVID-19 cases — a low mark not seen since early September — Cayuga County is up to 18.

That total was included in the latest pandemic situational update from the Cayuga County Health Department, which was released Friday. The department said three new cases were admitted into the mandatory isolation protocol on Wednesday but none were added on Thursday.

The total number of residents in isolation, which now stands at 18, has grown steadily over the past week and a half. On June 21, active cases were down to four, the lowest reported figure in Cayuga County going back to Sept. 11.

The health department has not released additional information about the newly reported cases, so it's clear whether many of them are close contacts with each other or what proportion involve vaccinated vs. unvaccinated residents.

Good news from the latest report is that the number of cases causing serious illness appears to be stable. There was just one patient at Auburn Community Hospital with COVID-19, unchanged from Wednesday's report.

The health department continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated. To that end, it has scheduled two COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week, one toward the northern end of the county and one toward the southern end.

The first free, walk-in clinic will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Victory Fire Department, 12009 Route 38, Cato. The second runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Southern Cayuga Jr. Sr. High School, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora.

All three types of vaccines in circulation in New York state will be offered at these clinics: the single-dose Johnson & Johnson and the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer shots. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are cleared for use in adults 18 and older, while people 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer.

The health department said anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at its clinics.

According to the state's vaccine tracking website, 50% of Cayuga County's population has received at least one vaccine dose, compared with 57.9% for the state as a whole.

Cayuga County has had 6,268 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020. The county has reported 89 coronavirus-related deaths in the county, but none reported since March 2.

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More than 6,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 284 days later, Cayuga County has reached a major milestone in the pandemic. 

In this March 2021 photo, people wait after receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine for possible reactions during the Cayuga County Health Department vaccine clinic at the Fingerlakes Mall.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety and Diversity (Navajo)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 02 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

1 million Pennsylvanians have missed their second shot. They’ll need it against the Delta variant.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 02 July, 2021 - 04:00am

By June’s end, 70% of Pennsylvania adults should have been fully vaccinated. Instead, the state had reached only 60%, meaning many who got their first doses in May skipped the second shots.

With both doses likely needed to protect against the Delta variant — a single shot is only about 33% effective against Delta, one study found — getting the second shot has become more urgent than ever. Yet the share of Pennsylvanians not completing their immunizations has been rising over the last two months, reaching nearly 17% this week, according to an Inquirer analysis of CDC vaccination data.

The reasons so many are skipping or delaying second shots are unclear — particularly since Pennsylvanians have done better than many in other states at showing up for their first shots.

And understanding why could prove difficult: The Pennsylvania Department of Health is not tracking missed second doses, meaning state officials don’t know who skipped the shots or what demographic groups they belong to, information that could be critical for addressing the problem.

Millions are fully vaccinated, but doctors are worried about those who are skipping, particularly as U.S. leaders make it clear that more inoculations are the country’s best hope for quashing Delta’s threat to the pandemic recovery. That has prompted new campaigns here and around the country urging people to return for their second doses.

“If our immunization rates were at 85% or higher level, the individuals who missed the second dose would not be of grave concern,” said Janet Young, chief medical officer for Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc., which serves patients at community health centers across the city. “But we aren’t even close.”

The Inquirer’s analysis of CDC data found Pennsylvania ranks fifth from the bottom nationwide in people failing to complete their immunizations. That’s even as it is among the states leading the nation in the number of people with at least one dose — both as a share of the total population and among adults — and with more than six million people fully vaccinated.

New Jersey fared better, with about a 10% or lower skip rate, according to analysis by the state Health Department. The Inquirer’s analysis, which factored in an extra week for people to complete the shots, showed an even better rate.

And officials in the Garden State have been running a program since March, said a spokesperson, that sends texts, emails, and phone calls to people who need their next shots and includes door-to-door canvassing and a social media campaign.

Pennsylvania Department of Health spokesperson Mark O’Neill said the commonwealth does not “specifically track” the number of missed shots but has heard “anecdotally” that some people aren’t showing up.

In an emailed statement Thursday, the department said it is working with the CDC to identify and link recipients of first and second doses and address data challenges, including the difficulty of tracking people who received vaccinations from two different providers or in different states. The department also encouraged all Pennsylvanians to get fully vaccinated.

Pennsylvania’s share of the total population with at least one shot stood at 63% on Thursday, in the top 10 nationwide. More than eight million eligible residents have gotten at least one dose — including, as of this week, three-quarters of its adults. Pennsylvania was among the first states to reach 70% in that metric, the same threshold President Joe Biden set as a nationwide goal.

But without data about missed second doses, improving the percentages when it comes to people fully vaccinated could be challenging, said Thersa Sweet, a Drexel University epidemiologist.

“You need to find out what populations aren’t getting the second dose, and based on that, you know this is the population we need to target,” she said. “Without knowing who it is, you’re kind of working in the blind.”

Nationwide, about 11% of people who got a first dose didn’t complete their second within four or five weeks of their first doses, CDC data show. The majority of states are performing better than the national average, including New Jersey. Delaware is worse, with nearly 15% not finishing immunizations.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart, respectively. While people originally were required to get the second shot at the same place they got their first, that’s no longer the case.

People skip second shots for various reasons, health officials around the region said, including not wanting to experience the flulike side effects more often associated with the final dose, mistakenly believing they need only one dose, or missing the appointment and not rescheduling.

While the first shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines provides significant protection, they are more effective with both shots. One CDC study among health-care workers, done before the Delta variant emerged, found that both were about 82% effective with a single dose and 94% effective with two doses.

But with the Delta variant, the difference is likely much starker: After one dose, the Pfizer vaccine was only 33% effective against the variant in preventing symptomatic disease; after two doses, it was 88% effective, the U.K. study found. (Studies are being conducted to determine how much protection the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine offers against the variant, but a small study this week showed it was effective.)

The U.K. study results have stirred new calls for partially vaccinated Americans to get their second dose. “Get it now,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky last week; Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said vaccines can “crush the outbreak.”

Leaders in Bucks County, which has a skip rate similar to Pennsylvania, on Wednesday said they would launch a program to contact everyone who has missed a shot. Philadelphia officials are doubling down on a public messaging campaign promoting second shots in response to the “rising threat” of the variant.

Officials say residents who missed their second shot should get it as soon as possible, no matter how much time has passed. “It’s never too late,” said Delaware County medical adviser Lisa O’Mahony. And some of those who skipped an appointment in June, for instance, can likely still get shots within the CDC’s recommended 42-day window.

The Delta variant’s quick spread has already prompted new restrictions in places across the world and has led the World Health Organization, as well as Los Angeles officials, to recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors, in contrast with the CDC’s guidance.

And the more the variant spreads, the more danger there is that other, more virulent variants could take hold, said Sweet, the epidemiologist.

“The more infections that we have, the more opportunities this virus has to mutate,” she said. “People need to think both on a personal protection level but also on a population level. We really, really need to get these viruses to stop circulating in the population.”

In Philadelphia and its suburbs, some officials are seeing a higher second-dose return rate than the state as a whole.

Only 4% of Montgomery County residents who got vaccinated through the Office of Public Health’s Pfizer clinics have not shown up for their second dose as recommended, a spokesperson said. And turnout has been high in Delaware County, said O’Mahony, speaking from a second-dose clinic in Yeadon on Monday.

Data tracking by county is trickier because people no longer have to get their second shot at the same place they got their first — as was the procedure earlier in the rollout.

In Philadelphia, for example, 6% to 7% of people who got vaccinated at city sites received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine there in the recommended time frame, spokesperson James Garrow said, but it’s possible those people got one of their doses elsewhere.

The more people who complete their immunizations, Garrow said, “the less likely it is that we’ll see COVID come back and cause the health department to reinstitute restrictions.”

Bucks County’s return rate has been worse, with nearly 18% of people not logged as completing their second doses, according to a county analysis of state vaccination data.

Along with starting a phone bank and considering incentives, officials in Bucks County — where more than 58,000 people eligible for second shots haven’t been recorded as receiving one — are working on a public messaging campaign, said county spokesperson Larry King, to remind residents:

“Regardless of if you are several weeks or months out from your second dose, you still can (and should) go to any vaccine provider to get that second dose,” he said.

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