The results of how much the vaccines are keeping those vaccinated safe were pretty impressive since Day 1, but their effectiveness drops when it comes to the Delta variant and multiple studies have already confirmed that.
The White House, President Joe Biden and all the health experts and officials are pushing for vaccination in order to prevent further spread of the virus. Reportedly, some of the companies like Moderna and Pfizer are already working on new generations of the vaccines that improves the efficacy to the Delta variant.
Despite the fact that the efficacy of the vaccines is lowered, those fully vaccinated should remain calm since the efficacy of the vaccines against severe condition, hospitalization or even death are still over 90% and that fact should be enough for everyone to decide and get the shot.
Many fully vaccinated people are wondering how one can say if they are infected with the virus. The symptoms seem to be pretty similar to what we already know.
The latest data shows that fully vaccinated people will be completely asymptomatic or experience very mild symptoms in most of the occasions.
Based on information gathered from UC Davis Health, here are some of the most common symptoms that do show up in vaccinated people who test positive for the delta variant of COVID-19:
- Loss of sense of smell
These symptoms do not differ too much from the symptoms fully vaccinated people experience if they are experiencing a case of the original coronavirus strains.
Based on reports from people infected with the coronavirus noted in the Zoe COVID symptom study, the five most common symptoms among fully vaccinated people with the virus are:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell
In multiple occasion in the past few weeks, breakthrough infections were seen in different parts of the country. Not a single vaccine is 100% efficient, but these situations are very rare.
Since the start of the vaccination process, the first two vaccines to be approved were the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. These two vaccines are given in two doses, but starting recently a third, booster dose will be available for some categories of people.
The third vaccine that was approved few months after the initial approval of the first two vaccines, was the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that is given in one single dose only.
According to the health experts, fully vaccinated people are completely safe from the virus in 90% of the cases, while only 10% of the cases may end up infected. These numbers were also confirmed by the CDC latest data.
As of Aug. 9, more than 166 million people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, and only about 0.005% have reported breakthrough cases of COVID-19 that led to hospitalization or death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).