Katherine Wu

staff writer at the Atlanic who covers science

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Breakthrough COVID-19 infections — when fully inoculated people get the virus — were expected following the rollout of vaccines.

As COVID breakthrough infections rise, should vaccinated people worry?

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections — when fully inoculated people get the virus — were expected following the rollout of vaccines.

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