The CDC contends that only a small percentage of people in the United States who have been vaccinated will get COVID-19 — called “breakthrough cases” — but a leading epidemiologist argues that’s because the agency stopped counting the breakthrough cases of people who didn’t die or were not hospitalized.
“Some months ago the CDC stopped counting breakthrough cases … the large numbers of cases in people who had been vaccinated,” said Dr. Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Medicine in an interview Monday with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.
“So, of course, those cases don’t register for the CDC’s counts, and so the great proportion [of cases] that they’re claiming are in unvaccinated people,” Risch said.
“And that fallacy is why the U.S. and the CDC’s count is different from than Israel or the UK. It’s a fallacy.”