The number of vaccination breakthroughs is increasing in many places — and this trend is likely to continue with the omicron variant. These factors have been pushed by anti-vaccine campaigns online. But do vaccination breakthroughs really mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work? DW looks at the science.
The Baltic country has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world. As Latvia struggles with spiking infections, its people are having to deal with a strict lockdown that experts say came too late.
After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine. Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care across Romania where cases haveContinue reading “Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal”
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases doctor, on Tuesday said he is concerned that the widening gap between the vaccinated and unvaccinated in America will get worse, leading to possible spikes in coronavirus cases. “When you have such a low level of vaccination superimposed upon a variant that has a high degree of efficiency ofContinue reading “Fauci warns of ‘two Americas’ due to widening gap between vaccinated and unvaccinated”
Brazil registered a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, as its outbreak shows new signs of accelerating despite long-delayed vaccination efforts finally gaining steam. Brazil has recorded the world’s highest COVID-19 death toll outside the United States, with more than half aContinue reading “Brazil sets single-day record for coronavirus cases”
As U.S. states lift more coronavirus restrictions, experts are worried people who aren’t fully vaccinated could contribute to further spread of the virus. The Delta variant, first reported in India, currently accounts for nearly 10 per cent of coronavirus cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. With concerns it could become the dominant strain soon, medical expertsContinue reading “Cases of a dangerous COVID-19 variant are ‘rapidly increasing’ in U.S., expert says”