Sumary of What breakthrough infections mean for the Covid vaccines:
- A series of recent coronavirus infections among vaccinated athletes and government staffers has focused attention on an apparent rise in so-called breakthrough infections.
- But while cases involving fully vaccinated people have increased in recent weeks, experts say there’s little reason to worry.
- A game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on July 15 was postponed because of multiple confirmed breakthrough cases.
- A few days later, Kara Eaker, an alternate on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team who was vaccinated in May, tested positive at an Olympics training camp in Japan.
- And this week, government officials announced that a White House staffer and a senior communications aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
- , had tested positive even though they had been fully vaccinated.
- The cases came on the heels of positive tests for six members of a delegation of Texas Democrats in Washington, D.
- Full coverage of the Covid-19 pandemicMore than 161 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and breakthrough infections appear to occur in just a tiny sliver of them.