The authorities from many countries of the world are adding a lot of faith in the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and so on. But vaccines cannot grant one hundred percent efficiency, as their manufacturers themselves admitted.
Katu.com writes that 102 people from Washington got sick with COVID-19 despite getting a vaccine for the disease and waiting the needed amount of time for the drug to do its thing in the body.
Two people passed away
Of the 102 Americans who got ill, two of them died, and eight got hospitalized. While the news made many people resentful, there is a scientific explanation. As the Washington State Health Department reveals, scientists call such situations as ‘vaccine breakthrough’ cases that are expected in all vaccines.
Dr. Ken Stedman from Portland State University says:
It’s exactly what you expect. Nothing is 100% effective.
Stedman even adds that it’s likely for more vaccine breakthrough cases to appear until most people will be vaccinated. The doctor also added:
I was really excited to see that data. It seems like the number of breakthrough cases after people have been fully vaccinated is actually even way lower than the 5% that you would expect,
It seems like they’re working.
According to Bloomberg, more than 574 million vaccine shots for COVID were given across the world, and 148 million doses were administered only in the US.
Experts are telling us that Europe is currently hit by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries such as France, Italy, and Germany are reporting a growing number of daily infections with the coronavirus.
Each person willing to get vaccinated for COVID will receive two shots of the vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and so on.