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Seven new 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases reported at Stanford in a week

Students who have the illness were vaccinated

by Sue Dremann

Seven vaccinated students at Stanford University have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, university leaders said in an announcement to students and staff on July 22.

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Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 23, 2021 at 1:43 pm

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Why isn't everyone vaccinated at Stanford? I thought that is now their policy.

Posted by Quantum Bread
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on Jul 23, 2021 at 4:05 pm

Quantum Bread is a registered user.

Everybody (100%) is not a reasonable expectation and greater than 90% is excellent. Medically, it may not be advisable in specific cases. Remember, individuals do have a choice.

Posted by Chris
a resident of University South
on Jul 23, 2021 at 4:42 pm

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Stanford requires vaccinations for students , faculty, and staff for fall quarter.

Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:06 pm

eileen is a registered user.

Quantum Bread, No, individuals should not have a choice when it comes to a Covid vaccine.
The Delta variant is very contagious and even fully vaccinated people can get infected. However, children, since they are not vaccinated, can get quite sick. We need to protect them too. EVERYONE absolutely should get a vaccine! I'm shocked that Stanford is not demanding that!

Posted by PA Community Advocate
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm

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Does anyone know what % of Pfizer/Moderna vaccinated adults have caught covid? Expecting this to be quite small.

The clinical trials indicated there was going to be <8% chance of being infected even with the vaccination. Essentially, breakthrough cases were going to happen and we shouldn’t be surprised.

We should continue to celebrate that with these vaccines hospitalization and deaths have plummeted. We should be congratulating the scientists behind this - not the politicians or bureaucrats who continue to push their own agendas.

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