Why vaccinated consumers are still at risk from Coronavirus?

*Report breakthrough cases among the immunised consumers are a reminder that as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is prevalent in the world, it remains a threat to everyone

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

With COVID-19 shots reaching billions of people worldwide, there are reports of more people getting infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic despite being vaccinated. Why?

As a natural infection, ordinarily, does not guarantee protection from re-infection with the virus, neither does immunisation provide a perfect shield, according to report.

Yet, those who have immunity ─ either from vaccination or infection ─ carry a fraction of the risk of those who have none.

It was gathered that breakthrough cases among the immunised are a reminder that as long as the pandemic virus is prevalent in the world, it remains a threat to everyone.

First, it is important to remember that testing positive indicates an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus that can cause COVID-19.

The disease is diagnosed only when the infection causes symptoms such as fever and cough; a significant proportion of people who become infected never develop symptoms.

Although vaccines provide a strong defence against severe illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, none fully protects against the infection, meaning many vaccinated people are still at risk of catching the virus and of transmitting it to other people.

The more SARS-CoV-2 is circulating in a community, the higher the chance of infection. In some instances, those infections will break through the protective shield that vaccine-induced immunity provides to cause COVID-19 symptoms.

In rare cases, the illness may be life-threatening.

Another possible risk is so-called long Covid ─ lasting fatigue, breathlessness and other symptoms seen in an estimated 1 in 10 Covid survivors.

Report says that it is unknown how well vaccines prevent these lingering problems.

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