Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: 246 infected, 3 dead in Michigan despite being vaccinated |

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“At least 246 people in Michigan who were ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, including 11 who were hospitalized and three who have died, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,” Robin Erb writes on Bridge Michigan.  “More than 1.8 million Michigan residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the state. The case numbers, while minuscule, underscore two warnings made consistently by public health officials: that the vaccines provide no absolute guarantee against getting an infection, and that masks and other safety protocols remain important after being vaccinated as long as the pandemic continues to rage. The MDHHS data, released Monday, appears to contradict remarks made last week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who touted the effectiveness of approved vaccines, but overstated their ability to help recipients avoid a hospital stay.” Robin Erb, “246 infected, 3 dead from COVID-19 in Michigan despite being vaccinated,” Bridge Michigan.