India Covid: Do reinfections pose a challenge to vaccines? – BBC News

Although India has fully vaccinated a paltry 3% of its 1.3 billion people, breakthrough cases – people contracting the infections two weeks after being fully vaccinated – appear to be rising.

Of the 95 million people fully vaccinated in the US until 26 April, 9,045 developed breakthrough infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Eight hundred and thirty five (9%) were hospitalised and 132 (1%) died. Nearly a third of the hospitalised patients and 15% of the deaths were reported as “asymptomatic or not related to Covid-19”.

India Covid: Do reinfections pose a challenge to vaccines? – BBC News

These vaccines pressure the virus to mutate faster, and become more lethal, faster. They do not prevent infection, transmission or deaths from COVID-19.