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New York Yankees have reported seven “advanced vaccine” cases in which a person tests positive for COVID-19 after being completely vaccinated.
Three coaches and four support staff members tested positive. The seven received the unique Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the team said in its Major League Baseball website. Only one person has symptoms, the team said
No player tested positive, but shortstop Gleyber Torres was left out of the game Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, FL, because the results of his COVID tests were pending, the Yankees said.
Torres had COVID in December. The decision not to play it was made on the advice of the Joint Health and Safety Committee of COVID-19, which consists of a representative of the MLB, a representative of the players’ association and two doctors.
The CDC has addressed the emergence of advanced cases.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective” says the CDC. “However, a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it. These are the so-called ‘vaccine advance cases.’
“This means that while vaccinated people are much less likely to get the disease, it can still happen … There is also some evidence that vaccination can make the disease less severe in people who get vaccinated. but they still get sick. “
Third baseman coach Phil Nevin, first baseman coach Reggie Willits and pitching coach Matt Blake are in quarantine in Tampa, Florida, the team said on its official website . The four support staff members were not identified.
The Yankees are among five MLB teams that vaccinate more than 85% of their Level 1 staff, defined as players, and staff who have direct contact with players.
Reaching this threshold allows a team to enjoy relaxed security protocols, such as going without masks to the excavation or bullring, eating indoors, and receiving visitors to the team’s hotel. He told the New York Times.
Another seven teams could reach the 85% vaccination mark after the two-week waiting period ends, according to the Times.
“One of the good things about getting vaccinated is that we’re getting rid of the effects of this virus,” said Aaron Boone, Yankees manager. “I’m looking forward, in many ways, because we’re vaccinated, we’re good and we’re able to deal with that.”
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