Sumary of Keep calm and get vaccinated, Biden says of ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases:
- WASHINGTON — Coronavirus rates are rising and masks are returning in some areas, but President Biden had a simple message on Wednesday evening: Get your coronavirus vaccine and, having done so, don’t worry about reports of “breakthrough infections,” which have caused some vaccinated people to test positive for the coronavirus.
- And those infections, he added, are “not life-threatening,” because the coronavirus vaccines are exceptionally effective at preventing severe and critical illness.
- President Biden speaks to the media prior to boarding Air Force One in Hebron, Ky.
- (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)“I know of none where they’re hospitalized, in ICU and/or passed away,” Biden said of such breakthrough cases.
- Story continuesBiden made his remarks about breakthrough infections late Wednesday night as he was leaving Cincinnati on the way back to Washington, D.
- Annie Velez receives a shot at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Orlando on Wednesday.
- (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)“We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten a vaccination,” Biden told CNN anchor Don Lemon, adding a little later, “There’s a simple, basic proposition: If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in an ICU unit and you’re not going to die.