Bill Maher has Covid

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ed
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Bill Maher has Covid

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https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Bill%20 ... cal=trends

How can you not "test positive" if you have been vaccinated? Does not being vaccinated give you a weak for of the disease that produces antibodies? Would you not "test positive"??
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Re: Bill Maher has Covid

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Seems that it depends on the test.

https://www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/questio ... -positive/
No, the vaccine won’t cause you to test positive on a COVID-19 viral test, such as the PCR or antigen tests. However, you may test positive for the antibody test, due to developing an immune response.
Also:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/coronaviru ... 89c17c38b3
The two Covid-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) currently authorized for use in the United States are mRNA-based vaccines. They do not consist of the entire genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19. Instead, these vaccines are made of a small region of the viral genome, which enters the host cell and “tricks” the cell into making a specific viral protein (i.e., the Spike protein) against which an immune response is generated. RNA molecules are inherently unstable, being targeted by enzymes that can degrade the RNA within hours. Therefore, mRNA-based vaccines will not cause a Covid-19 PCR test to be positive. Similarly, these vaccines will not cause rapid antigen tests to be positive, since the proteins produced following vaccination are not expressed in the respiratory (i.e., nasal) tract, which is sampled for Covid-19 PCR or antigen testing.

So what does it mean when a vaccinated person tests positive? It likely indicates that they were infected with SARS-CoV-2 just prior to or after being vaccinated. Although the current Covid-19 vaccines may not completely prevent an individual from being infected, they likely reduce the incidence of asymptomatic infection and have demonstrated a high level of efficacy in preventing symptomatic and severe disease.
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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 called “vaccine breakthrough cases.”
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Eight from Yankees test positive for Covid in post-vaccine breakthrough cases

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/eig ... s-n1267332
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Of the 1,467,189 persons who have completed their vaccine series, 242 have been confirmed as contracting COVID-19. Of those, 109 (45%) had no symptoms of the disease.

Three deaths have occurred among the 242 vaccine breakthrough cases. All three individuals were confirmed to have had underlying medical conditions and were in the following age groups: 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1), and 75+ (1). Nationally, the CDC has reported a total of 132 vaccine breakthrough deaths.
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Press-Room/Pr ... ectiveness