Why are fully vaccinated people with no travel history testing positive for Omicron


Among the early cases of Omicron in India, we have seen fully vaccinated people with no travel history testing positive for the new ‘variant of concern’. This variant is said to be highly transmissible and has created havoc in the UK. As of today, we have 87 confirmed cases of Omicron in India.

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Prevalence of breakthrough cases

With vaccination drives ramped up in India, we safely believe that we will stay protected against the respiratory virus but US-based pulmonologist Dr. Vin Gupta tells us, “We have to get comfortable with fully vaccinated people testing positive. That’s going to be our new normal. We are anticipating many more breakthrough cases in the 3-4 months ahead. People need to understand that the purpose of COVID vaccination is not to prevent a positive test but to prevent hospitalisation from the respiratory virus.”

Also See: Coronavirus symptoms: Signs you most likely have Omicron and not regular cold

It needs to be noted that in the absence of strict COVID restrictions, it is inevitable that a portion of the fully vaccinated population will become infected. So the onus to control the spread is on us right now!

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