The latest data from the US CDC suggests that over 99.99% of the citizens vaccinated with two doses of a vaccine against Covid-19 haven’t experienced a breakthrough case that led to hospitalization or death.
The data comes as a confirmation of the speculations formulated by health experts across the globe over the past few months – Covid-19 vaccines are particularly effective at preventing severe illness and death from the novel coronavirus.
The numbers are not lying, so now, more than ever, an increasing number of individuals are beginning to accept that the vaccines are efficient at preventing severe illness and death from Covid-19 and are our safest bet against the ongoing global pandemic.
According to the CDC report, a total of 6,587 Covid-19 breakthroughs occurred as of July 26, including 1,263 deaths and 6,239 hospitalizations.
At that time, over 163 million individuals in the country were completely vaccinated against the virus.
Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of severe illness cases come from unvaccinated individuals.
However, what came as a surprise is the actual percentage – Under 0.004% of the completely vaccinated people experienced a breakthrough case that required hospitalization, and less than 0.001% of the fully vaccinated individuals died from a Covid-19 infection.
Also, most of the breakthrough instances (roughly 75%) manifested among adults that are 65 years or older.
Since May, the CDC has focused on keeping track of the hospitalized or fatal Covid-19 cases among fully vaccinated individuals.
According to the agency, the data comes from “passive and voluntary reporting,” which is particularly useful for pattern prediction.
One of the latest studies of the agency revealed a concerning aspect -> The Delta variant can produce similar amounts of virus in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, should they get infected.