According to the Epoch Times, 5,800 Americans caught COVID-19 after getting fully vaccinated against the virus.
In an email to the Epoch Times, the CDC confirmed the 5,800 Americans as breakthrough cases. Almost 400 of them required treatment at hospitals and 74 died. They either received two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one of the Johnson and Johnson shots.
“To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics,” the CDC said.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. All of the available vaccines have been proven effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. However, like is seen with other vaccines, we expect thousands of vaccine breakthrough cases will occur even though the vaccine is working as expected,” the CDC continued.
“A little over 40 percent of the infections were in people 60 years of age or older and 65 percent were female. The CDC declined to make a state-by-state breakdown available,” writes the Times.
At a Congressional hearing today, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the breakthrough cases are being investigated.
“Some of these breakthroughs are, of course, failure of an immune response in the host, and then some of them we worry might be related to a variant that is circulating, so we’re looking at both,” she said.
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20 Year Old Dies 12 Hours After Getting Pfizer Vaccine, Mother Demands Answers
A mother is left devastated and demanding answers when her son, who was only 20 years old, died 12 hours after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
The mother, Tricia Garrett, said her son Luke Garrett suffered a fatal seizure brought on by a sudden spike in his temperature. Mr. Garrett suffered from muscular dystrophy and was very afraid of contracting the virus so he was very excited for the opportunity to receive the vaccine so he could ‘live his life’.
Mother-of-two Mrs Garrett said: ‘I didn’t want him to get it. Luke had been shielding for about a year.
‘He used to have support workers who came in three times a week, he also had high-functioning autism and needed support for that but he cancelled it all because he was that scared of Covid.
‘He was excited about going to get his Covid jab and being able to get back out into the world and live his life.
‘It wasn’t even 12 hours after his Covid jab that he died.
‘His whole body was in horrendous pain, he had a really high temperature; normally with his condition, his legs can end up in pain but this was different.
‘Before he died, the arm he got the injection in was really painful.
‘He then suffered a seizure, which has never happened before.
‘He started to fit and there was foam coming out of his mouth.’
When speaking about the health of her son Mrs Garrett said, ‘Our son was fit and well, doctors used to say he was one of the better patients they had seen.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are investigating Mr Garrett’s death.
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CDC and FDA Urge Pause on J&J Vaccine After “Rare and Severe” Blood Clots Occurred
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a joint statement urging states to “pause” the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after those who received it experienced severe blood clotting.
The statement reads, in part:
CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
The statement called the side effect “extremely rare” and said the CDC would convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) tomorrow to review the cases further. The FDA will review the CDC’s analysis and also plans to investigate the cases. “Until that process is complete, we are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” reads the statement.
In the past week, administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was halted at four different locations in Georgia, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina after numerous adverse reactions, such as fainting and lightheadedness, occurred.