The Flaming Lips staged a concert in January 2021 with both the band and the audience inside inflatable bubbles.
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Vaccinated people are well protected from severe disease that could be caused by the Delta variant.
They can catch COVID-19, but their symptoms may be mild, and the risk of transmitting may be low.
The US is in a precarious position, with a half-vaccinated population.
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New York Yankees, Texas wedding guests, and Vegas partygoers are part of an unlucky but growing minority.
They are fully vaccinated people who’ve got cases of COVID-19, as the more contagious Delta variant spreads quickly around the world.
Their illnesses are a reminder that this pandemic is not over, and we urgently need more shots in arms – globally.
Vaccinated people: A shot does not catapult you into a post-pandemic dream world. Don’t be shocked if you go out and socialize unmasked and then later test positive for COVID-19.
It’s nothing to fret about too much: If you get a “breakthrough” infection, it may feel like a cold or be completely asymptomatic.
But with the far more contagious Delta variant at play, your odds of infection are up, and you could also hurt others by spreading an infection around.
“Plague amnesia is going to cause a massive crisis in the United States if people want to forget that we are still in the midst of a pandemic,” said Charity Dean, a former top-tier official at the California Department of Public Health and a key character in Michael Lewis’ new book about the pandemic.
Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you’re 100% immune to COVID-19
Israelis showed off their “green passes” as they arrived for a concert for vaccinated seniors at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 5.
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Fully vaccinated people have been given license to party by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said that people who are fully vaccinated can go maskless indoors pretty much everywhere, even in public spaces. (Almost half of the US is fully vaccinated, the CDC said.)
“This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, said during a White House briefing on Friday.
That is the CDC’s take-home message in a nutshell: If you are vaccinated, this virus is no longer your concern.
But the reality is, now that the Delta variant dominates, everyone’s odds of getting sick have ticked up, especially as more people are mask-free as they mingle with other households.
Fully vaccinated people who’ve recently said that they tested positive for COVID-19 include Miami County Commissioner Jose Diaz (who’d been working alongside first responders at the Surfside building collapse), reporter Catt Sadler, comedian Gabriel Iglesias, five Texas lawmakers, and the UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
The good news is that even with the more contagious Delta variant around, COVID-19 appears to be milder in vaccinated people, who may suffer
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