You read THAT right….
They had their shots and STILL tested positive for Covid….
My first response is to doubt the testing….
But that seems to not be the case….
One active player and support staff are involved.…
They had Johnson & Johnson shots….
That vaccine is less effective then the Pfizer and Moderna ones…
The story has NOT gone on much Nationally, probably because nobody in charge wants people talking about getting the virus AFTER getting shots….
As advertised though?
You CAN get the virus after getting a shot….
But as in this case?
The infection is very mild one with the vaccine in you….
This from Politico….
Eight breakthrough infections seems like a lot for one baseball team. Why would something like this happen?
There’s a possibility that there were false positives, so there was some problem with the testing. That would be an obvious answer. I think the other, though, and this gets to a more profound question about Covid testing in sports, where we may see a change in guidelines.
I’m maybe getting over my skis a bit, but I think what that may mean is in a short while, we may see that individuals who are fully vaccinated, they may just stop routine testing in Major League Baseball and other sports. Because it doesn’t mean anything. Even if they’re PCR positive, they’re not shedding enough virus to cause transmission.
One of the things we’ve learned now about these vaccines is that the performance features are really good. So not only is it halting symptomatic illness, 95 percent, but it’s halting asymptomatic transmission. And now, there’s some new data coming out of Israel that was just published this month, showing that individuals who are vaccinated have this really deep, big decrease in virus shedding. Just because they’re PCR positive, and they have viruses, it’s not enough virus to cause transmission.
What I hope is the CDC will issue some new guidelines, sooner rather than later, about halting routine testing in vaccinated individuals….