4 out of 11 imported COVID cases fully vaccinated: one with 3 doses

Four cases out 11 among people entering Taiwan in the last week occurred in people who were fully vaccinated, the Central Epidemic Command Center said today, September 17.

CECC spokesperson  Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced the virus sequencing results for immigration cases between September 10 and September 16, saying all 11 cases had tested positive for the Delta variant.

Cases included people entering the country from the United States, Japan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and other countries, Chuang said.

The four cases classed as “breakthrough infections” all had received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and one had been vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and one dose of the AstraZeneca shot.

According to “new normal,” logic in local news reports including Up Media, the results announced do not point to a lack of efficacy in the vaccines, but are testament to “the horrific power of the virus.” A virus so deadly, that 8 of the 11 imported cases were asymptomatic.

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