As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads, we are hearing more about breakthrough cases of COVID-19. That’s when a person who has been fully vaccinated still gets the virus. A report in The Atlantic says this is not proof that the shots are failing. In fact, it proves that they actually work. Vaccines are not designed to prevent the disease/virus but rather to provide you with antibodies to fight it if you are exposed. Keep in mind: no vaccine is 100% effective. People getting post-vaccination infections, the so-called breakthrough cases, are often not symptomatic at all or their symptoms will be generally gentler and faster-resolving. This is why health experts say vaccination prevents hospitalization and, most importantly, death. To help demonstrate how vaccines work, the reporter uses the analogy of protecting a castle fortress – it’s worth reading the full article!
The Seniors Trust is committed to improving the lives of seniors by working to get seniors the increased Social Security benefits they earned. We urge Congress to pass the Social Security Expansion Act. This landmark piece of legislation will provide bigger monthly Social Security benefits (about $65 more a month), establish a more realistic cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for seniors, and guarantee the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.