Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine does not mean you won’t get the virus again. A few Michigan residents learned that the hard way.
According to a new report, 246 “fully vaccinated” residents were reinfected with coronavirus and three lost their lives.
Those who died were 65 and older.
The positive results were reported two weeks after receiving a second dose, according to the Detroit News.
Michigan currently leads the nation in new cases by population.
“While the majority of the population develops full immunity within 14 days of completion of their vaccine series, a small proportion appear to take longer to mount a full antibody response. CDC is actively working to better understand the risk characteristics of this group,” Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services, said.
The coronavirus originated from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 30.7 million confirmed cases and 555,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.