Following the news of at least six members of the fully vaccinated Texas delegation testing positive for COVID-19, there have also been similar reports for a senior aide to Nancy Pelosi and several White House staffers. All of which were fully vaccinated, bringing an increased level of difficulty to the administration’s efforts to push the vaccine on Americans.
There was also a story out of New Jersey this week reporting that 49 individuals who were fully vaccinated died from COVID-19 in the state.
However, while such instances have been rare, when individuals do get the virus after being fully vaccinated most report as asymptomatic.
That is not, however, the case at at Stanford University, where at least seven completely vaccinated students have tested positive for coronavirus. Worse yet, all seven are listed as symptomatic.
Stanford is one of roughly 600 schools and universities throughout the country that have mandated that students and faculty be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus this fall.
The school is implementing its policy by requesting documentation of vaccination status, and it says it will provide religious or medical exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
After being completely vaccinated, the risk of developing coronavirus is extremely low, with so-called ‘breakthrough’ cases accounting for only a small percentage of new cases recorded across the United States.
However, there are concerns that vaccines will be ineffective in combating newer, more virulent strains of the virus, such as the Delta form that is wreaking havoc across the country.