A ‘breakthrough’ infection is recorded if a person tests positive for COVID-19 within two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot or completing the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccination. The CDC said it will stop reporting weekly COVID-19 breakthrough infections unless they result in hospitalization or death. Last month, the CDC lowered the number of amplification cycles for PCR tests, reducing them down to from 35 to 28 cycles, making them less sensitive to giving a positive result for COVID-19, but the new method will only be used for the fully vaccinated! Both changes will result in lower overall numbers of reports of breakthrough cases in the US.
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