Let’s take a brief glimpse of the Massachusetts Worldometer chart.
After Thanksgiving day, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed in the New England state.
The latest reports indicate that breakthrough cases played a significant factor in this latest surge.
Massachusetts reported a 71% increase in the rate of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, and over 11,000 fully vaccinated individuals tested positive last week.
That means the experimental COVID-19 injections are effective, right?
— BreakthroughReport (@BreakthruReport) December 7, 2021
Massachusetts on Tuesday reported 11,321 more COVID-19 cases among fully vaccinated people since last week. https://t.co/MG7gHPCXQC
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 7, 2021
Massachusetts weekly report on breakthrough #COVID cases is out and the numbers are back on the higher side:
-11,321 new infections in fully-vaccinated individuals
-48% of total cases last week (23,599)
-Percentages last few weeks: 38%, 45% 49%, 52%#WCVB
— Ben Simmoneau (@bensimmoneau) December 7, 2021
Boston Herald reported:
More than 11,000 fully vaccinated people in the Bay State tested positive for coronavirus last week as part of the post-Thanksgiving surge, a daily average of about 1,617 people as breakthrough infections hit a record high in the state. Sixty-one breakthrough deaths were reported.
The count of 11,321 breakthrough cases last week was a 71% spike from the tally of 6,610 breakthrough infections in the prior week.
Unsurprisingly, public health officials cite the COVID-19 jab’s abysmal failure as the reason to get another dose.
MSN continued to push the false narrative that COVID-19 injections prevent most hospitalizations and deaths:
While vaccinated people are getting COVID-19, the virus’ effects are severely blunted in them, and breakthrough cases rarely lead to hospitalizations or deaths. That’s why public health officials worldwide continue to stress the importance of vaccination and booster shots. (If you still need to be vaccinated, here’s a tool to find the closest vaccination provider to your home.)
Nearly 11.7 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Massachusetts.
That includes, from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, over 5.4 million first shots, more than 4.6 million second shots and over 1.3 million booster shots. There have been more than 330,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered.
Health officials on Tuesday reported that a total of 4,938,005 Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated.
Our World in Data reports that 72.3% of Massachusetts residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 87.0% have received at least one dose.
Massachusetts is one of the most vaccinated states, but that hasn’t stopped the state’s latest outbreak.
As Newsweek noted:
The five most vaccinated states in the United States—Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts—are all experiencing surges in new COVID-19 cases, as the Biden administration urges people over 50 to get their booster jabs.
Massachusetts, which is 71 percent vaccinated, saw a rise of 81 percent during the last 14 days before November 24. On average, it has recorded 2,881 cases a day between November 17-24.