Well, this should be the final nail-in-the-coffin for the keep-things-locked-up caucus:
The share of fully vaccinated people who have been infected with COVID-19 is 0.008%, the CDC says. https://t.co/fpVN4eJN9b
— Laura J. Nelson ? (@laura_nelson) April 15, 2021
From the WSJ:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small cohort of approximately 5,800 cases of Covid-19 infection among more than 66 million Americans who have completed a full course of vaccination.
These so-called breakthrough cases, which are defined as positive Covid-19 test results received at least two weeks after patients receive their final vaccine dose, represent 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population.
And only 7% of those infected need hospitalization:
What is the chance of getting covid after getting vaccinated in the US?
0.008% (among 66 million fully vaccinated)
0.00056% to be hospitalized (7% of these infections)https://t.co/RQHmt8JIhChttps://t.co/D3RukUbDoK
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) April 15, 2021
Paging Dr. Fauci:
This seems like an extraordinarily good argument for living your life fully once you're completely vaccinated. https://t.co/5Z9azWuFhE
— Nick Riccardi (@NickRiccardi) April 15, 2021
Honestly, there’s really no reason not to start ditching these mandates everywhere:
As expected, the risk of infection for anyone who has been vaccinated is absolutely negligible= .008%
The only reason they’re keeping mask mandates in place is because their whole regime of control would fall apart if the vaccinated went back to normal https://t.co/RLKHiCJ6RI
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) April 15, 2021
The pandemic is about to be over whether they like it or not:
Breakthrough infections are basically just not happening at any sort of scale that could inform public policy or behavior in the long run.
Vaccines = life goes back to normal.https://t.co/4SGfpo3pli
— Alan Cole (@AlanMCole) April 15, 2021