You were vaccinated months ago: 14 residents and carers of a nursing home tested positive for Corona
Updated: April 15, 202121:34 ofChristina Denkshut downIn North Rhine-Westphalia, some employees and residents of a nursing home have apparently been
As it is, an outbreak in Germany has turned into a real-world acid test for COVID-19 vaccines.
What the outbreak appears to show is that coronavirus vaccines do not necessarily stop a person becoming infected with COVID-19, but that they do prevent the most severe symptoms. Germany's vaccine authority, the Robert Koch Institute, says that would be true for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in about 95% of cases.
The bizarre: 14 of the residents and carers who tested positive have been fully vaccinated since January. Previously, it was assumed that vaccinated people would be far less contagious after infection.
At time of writing, those who had tested positive for the virus reported mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.