Inexplicably the CDC only counts breakthrough cases, in which a vaccinated person contracts Covid, when they result in hospitalization or death. If that standard had been in effect during the entire pandemic, case counts probably would have been cut at least 50 percent. From Megan Redshaw at childrenshealthdefense.org:
As the number of breakthrough COVID cases continues to climb, there is growing concern fully vaccinated people may be more vulnerable to serious illness than previously thought — and some fully vaccinated people now sick with the virus are speaking out.
According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 9,716 breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalization or death as of Aug. 16. However, the agency states those numbers are underreported. On May 1, the CDC made a decision to stop tracking all breakthrough cases and instead only track cases in the fully vaccinated that resulted in hospitalization or death.
That leaves public health officials without the full data that can answer questions as the new Delta variant spreads.
In an interview with PBS News Hour, Jessica Malaty Rivera, an infectious disease epidemiologist and research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and former science communications lead at the COVID Tracking Project, said not tracking breakthrough data with as much granularity as we would hope is “basically creating blind spots in our understanding of the true impact of the virus, especially the variants that are circulating so widely in the United States.”
Rivera said she has yet to see an explicit explanation for why the CDC stopped tracking all breakthrough cases. “I’ve heard rumors of things like lack of resources, lack of funding, lack of staff. But to me, it seems pretty, from an epidemiology standpoint, not defensible,” she said.
The only people who believe anything the government is saying about Covid and vaccines are the bought-off corrupt, don’t-bother-me-with-facts acolytes of the church of state, and morons drowning in their own drool. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
The Covid Scam is collapsing across the entire front much like the Wehrmacht after Stalingrad. Mask mandates and lockdowns are on the comeback because health authorities now admit that the Covid vaccines do not offer effective protection, especially against what are called “new variants.” What is the point of a Covid passport when the vaccine does not protect and the vaccinated have to wear masks? https://www.rt.com/usa/530394-cdc-vaccinated-masks-indoors/
Presstitute scum in the US falsely report that the “new outbreak” of Covid is among the unvaccinated young, and the push is on to vaccinate all the youth. But the facts tell a different story. In the UK, for example, new Covid cases are exploding among the fully vaccinated, rising 40 percent in one week while new covid cases among the unvaccinated are declining by 22%.
Israel is another example where the rise in Covid cases is among the vaccinated.
It is hilarious to watch vaccine defenders argue that the rise in new Covid cases among the vaccinated is proof that the vaccines work! No, I am not making this up. Here is Katelyn Jetelina: “The more vaccinated a population, the more we’ll hear of the vaccinated getting infected.”
Arieh Kovler explains: “Countries with high vaccination will see mostly vaccinated people getting ill from Covid.” https://www.deseret.com/coronavirus/2021/7/20/22584134/whats-going-on-in-israels-outbreak-among-vaccinated-people
What they mean is that as populations become vaccinated, there is no one to catch Covid but the vaccinated.