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Question: What are Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough infections or vaccine escapes? Why is this happening now?

It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.

The issue is the unvaccinated population. In the U.S., people who weren’t vaccinated make up nearly all hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 — what remains clear is the vaccines are working – the main reason to get vaccinated.

The other issue is the Delta variant, which is the dominant variant globally and more contagious than the Alpha variant. CDC’s new data shows people who get infected by the Delta variant could carry enough virus in their noses and throats to spread it to others. CDC Delta variant information  

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