About 89 percent of people were vaccinated among those over 60 years infected by COVID-19, and not everyone among the fully vaccinated in the U.K.
On December 30, 2021, a website named Principia Scientific International published an article referring to The Lancet study. It stated that the peer-reviewed medical journal had said 89 percent of new COVID-19 cases occur among fully vaccinated people in the U.K.
On November 19, 2021, The Lancet released a report titled "The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing." The study refers to the increasing COVID-19 cases in Germany and Israel to provide a comparative outlook to show how infections also increased in the U.K. every day. It demonstrated that in the UK., the COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 was higher in the vaccinated subgroup than in the unvaccinated subgroup in all age groups of 30 years or more.
Based on the U.K. Health Security Agency's COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report, The Lancet article states that between September and October 2021 (week 39 to week 42), a total of 100,160 COVID-19 cases were reported among people aged 60 and older. Among those cases, 89,821 were fully vaccinated (89.7 percent), and 3,395 were unvaccinated. The study concluded that many policymakers believe the government should not ignore vaccinated people because they could spread the coronavirus as well.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental and were developed using existing science. The vaccines passed all of the required clinical trial stages. Furthermore, extensive testing and monitoring have demonstrated that these vaccines are safe and effective, and the vaccines are still subjected to rigorous safety monitoring. However, because vaccines are not 100 percent effective at preventing infection, some people who have been fully vaccinated may still contract COVID-19. Health and national authorities have highlighted it ever since vaccinations against COVID-19 began in early 2021, and it is not a newly discovered possibility.
Without highlighting the critical details in its headline, Principia Scientific International published the article, which is doing rounds on social media. Also, Principia Scientific International is a well-known conspiracy and pseudoscience website that spreads misinformation about COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.