According to data Bloomberg collected from 35 states, 111,748 vaccine breakthrough cases have been identified in the US through the end of July.
This is 10 TIMES the CDC’s count when they stopped tracking breakthrough cases in May.
Recall, the CDC stopped collecting data on breakthrough cases in May unless it ended up as a hospitalization or death.
The CDC stopped tracking these cases as the Delta variant began to spread.
The Biden Admin, Big Media and CDC have since called this the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” – simply because they stopped tracking Covid cases of the vaccinated.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped comprehensively tracking what are known as vaccine breakthrough cases in May, the consequences of that choice are only now beginning to show.
At the time, the agency had identified only 10,262 cases across the U.S. where a fully vaccinated person had tested positive for Covid. Most people who got infected after vaccination showed few symptoms, and appeared to be at low risk of infecting others.
But in the months since, the number of vaccine breakthrough cases has grown, as has the risk that they present. And while the CDC has stopped tracking such cases, many states have not. Bloomberg gathered data from 35 states and identified 111,748 vaccine breakthrough cases through the end of July, more than 10 times the CDC’s end-of-April tally.
In a statement, the CDC said it continued to follow trends in breakthrough cases using studies it has set up.
“CDC is actively tracking breakthrough cases as part of what are called cohort studies, which often involve tens of thousands of people across the country,” agency spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said in an email. “We will continue to publish additional results from these cohort studies as they are available.”
The CDC is now recommending masks for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
!! 110,000+ vaccine breakthrough cases identified in the U.S.
Bloomberg data from 35 states found 111,748 vaccine breakthrough cases through the end of July
That’s more than **10x** the CDC’s count when they stopped comprehensively tracking them in May https://t.co/7IybVL0J7Z
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) July 30, 2021