Nanjing Battles Surge in COVID-19 Infections in Vaccinated Individuals | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Nanjing Battles Surge in COVID-19 Infections in Vaccinated Individuals

On Friday, July 23, health authorities in the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional 12 asymptomatic cases with most of the detected cases affecting vaccinated cleaning staff at the Nanjing Lukou International Airport, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

The infections are being characterized as “breakthrough infections” as all of those infected had been previously inoculated against the disease. Airport and healthcare workers were some of the first to be vaccinated in China. Health experts in China are saying that the cases do not mean that the vaccines are ineffective but continue to urge people to wear masks and to keep up other measures to ward off infection.

Yang Yi, the deputy head of an expert panel formed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and a doctor with the Southeast University in Nanjing, told SCMP that all of the recently discovered patients had been vaccinated except for one, who is under 18. He stressed that the vaccines were still having an effect despite the climbing infection rates.

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