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Mother of 5-Month-Old Who Got COVID From Vaccinated Family Member: ‘We Were So Careful’

Newsweek via MSN reported:

Kristy Callaway, who resides in Corpus Christi, told Houston’s CBS affiliate KHOU 11 she and her husband took all the recommended precautions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — taking extra care due to her pregnancy and the birth of their son, Emmett.

After she and her husband were vaccinated, they began visiting with vaccinated family and friends, however, her 5-month old baby caught the novel coronavirus after a recent trip to see family members in Galveston County.

“We were so careful and I thought we were doing all the right things,” Callaway told KHOU 11. The mother explained she and her husband didn’t see family or friends throughout the pregnancy to avoid any risks. She didn’t have a baby shower.

New South Wales Woman, 34, Dies of Rare Condition After Astrazeneca Vaccine

Yahoo!News reported:

A NSW woman in her 30s has died from a rare blood clotting condition after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

The woman, aged 34, died on Wednesday from a confirmed case of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), the government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) revealed in a report on Thursday. …

It is not known whether the woman had any underlying health issues.

Moderna Says a 3rd Dose of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Needed Before Winter

NBC New York reported:

Vaccine maker Moderna believes people who received two doses of its COVID-19 vaccine will need a third dose before winter as a booster shot.

The company said Thursday it is also working on a single shot that would provide an annual booster for COVID-19, as well as flu and the respiratory condition RSV.

“We believe that increased force of infection resulting from Delta, non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) fatigue, and seasonal effects (moving indoors) will lead to an increase of breakthrough infections in vaccinated individuals,” the company said in an investor presentation posted to its website.

Fully Vaccinated Man Dies of COVID in West Virginia

The Independent reported:

A man who was fully vaccinated against coronavirus has passed away in West Virginia, health department officials have said.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said the “breakthrough infection” led to the death of a 76-year-old man with an underlying health condition.

WSAZ reported that the man died of complications of the virus and passed away at a medical facility.

Fauci: If Community Spread Doesn’t Get Under Control, U.S. ‘May Sooner or Later Get Another Variant’

ABC News reported:

If the U.S. does not get control over community spread of the Delta COVID variant, the nation will continue to see more variants that evade the protection of the vaccines, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House.

“That will happen, George, if we don’t get good control over the community spread which is the reason why I and my colleagues keep saying and over again, it is very important to get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can,” Fauci told “GMA” anchor George Stephanopoulos Thursday.

“People who say, ‘I don’t want to get vaccinated because it’s me and I’ll worry about me, I’m not having any impact on anybody else,’ that’s just not the case,” Fauci said.

Mississippi Sheriff, Fully Vaccinated, Dies After Testing Positive for COVID

Associated Press reported:

The sheriff of Mississippi’s largest county has died, almost two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19 amid an outbreak of the illness at a jail he oversaw …

The sheriff’s office announced July 23 that Vance had tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine at home. It was not immediately known whether that illness caused his death …

The Clarion Ledger reported that Vance had been vaccinated against COVID-19, and he tested positive as cases of the virus were spreading rapidly at the Hinds County jail.

‘I’m Not Dying, but I’m Pretty Darn Sick’: Breakthrough COVID Cases, While Rare, Frustrate Vaccinated Marylanders

The Baltimore Sun via Yahoo!News reported:

They followed all the guidance, took every precaution, but got COVID-19 anyway.

Christina Van Norman and David Coe had resumed small gatherings — finally — of their fully vaccinated friends in their home in Montgomery County, where coronavirus transmissions were relatively low.

The day after the last event, she felt run-down. Two days later she had a fever and body aches, and a rapid test confirmed that the infection wasn’t a seasonal cold but the coronavirus. Her husband soon tested positive and they alerted their guests.

“We thought we were vaccinated and safe, and that’s the scary part,” Van Norman said. “I’m not dying, but I’m pretty darn sick and absolutely spreading it to others.”