Belgium: 12 fully-vaccinated retirement home residents dead after contracting COVID-19 – The COVID Blog

NIVELLES, WALLONIA — The United States refers to fully-vaccinated people who get COVID-19 as “breakthrough cases.” There were far too many of these cases happening across the country. As a result, the Centers For Disease Control changed its testing protocols for these cases to ensure virtually all “fully-vaccinated” people test negative for COVID-19.

The Nos Tayons retirement home vaccinated 98% of its residents in January, according to French-language Belgian newspaper Le Soir. Staff were vaccinated at a 70% clip. But on May 17, a major outbreak commenced at the facility. At least 67 residents tested positive for COVID-19, along with 20 staff members.

Interestingly all of the residents contracted the so-called “Indian variant” while all staff got the “English variant.” All residents were given Pfizer shots on January 8 and January 29, including a 102-year-old resident. Some of the staff received Oxford-AstraZeneca shots. At least 12 residents have died since May 17, all of them over age 87. Two more residents are still hospitalized.

Belgium: 12 fully-vaccinated retirement home residents dead after contracting COVID-19 – The COVID Blog