5 questions about New York Yankees’ Covid-19 infections – fr

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5 questions about New York Yankees’ Covid-19 infections – fr


EEight members of the New York Yankees organization who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have tested positive for the coronavirus this week. And this news has led a lot of people to say, wait what?

Below, STAT describes what we know about the cases and some of the factors that may have contributed to the cluster.

What do we know so far?

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Third baseman Phil Nevin said on Sunday he experienced symptoms and tested positive for Covid-19. (He had recovered on Thursday, chief executive Brian Cashman said.)

The team quarantined people who had had close contact with Nevin and expanded its testing program, which revealed seven more asymptomatic cases on Thursday, when shortstop Gleyber Torres became the eighth person – and the first player (the other seven were coaches and support staff). – to test positive.

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All eight people had received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and were considered fully vaccinated.

What does this mean about breakthrough infections and vaccines?

Overall, Covid-19 vaccines have been shown to be very effective in preventing disease, and even more so in preventing worst outcomes, such as serious illness and death. But even the best vaccines can’t block all infections, and those that still occur after vaccination are called breakthroughs.

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