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    COVID SCIENCE-Post vaccination infection rare but possibly contagious; study refutes another anti-vax pregnancy claim

    By Nancy Lapid    May 26 (Reuters) – The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.    Breakthrough infections rare, but potentially contagious    As of April 30, when roughly 101 million Americans had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, “breakthrough” infections had been reported in 0.01{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Tuesday. Roughly 27{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of breakthrough infections were asymptomatic, while in 2{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of cases, patients died. The CDC had genetic data for virus samples from 555 breakthrough infections. Mutated variants of the…

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