Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 after caring for our 8-year-old daughter who tested positive last week,” Flanagan announced in a Facebook post Saturday. “This pandemic is not over.” She also added how happy she is that her daughter can get vaccinated soon: “Like many parents, I’m so grateful that vaccines will soon be available for our 5-11 year olds.”
Flanagan said her daughter is slated to get the vaccine as soon as she’s recovered. The lieutenant governor said she will get a booster shot at the same time.
According to the mainstream media, Flanagan’s breakthrough case is incredibly unlucky. The New York Times and fact-checkers claim that the odds of a fully-vaccinated person suffering a breakthrough COVID infection are 1 in 10,000 in a highly-vaccinated state like Minnesota. This is the same likelihood that a person will get struck by lightning.
Apparently Flanagan isn’t the only high-profile, fully-vaccinated person to have terrible luck. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki disclosed Monday that she has COVID. Jon Bon Jovi also announced that he suffered a breakthrough case. Most notably, former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of a breakthrough case about two weeks ago. The odds that so many high-profile figures from highly-vaccinated areas would suffer breakthrough cases are incredibly small.
Unfortunately, the CDC is no longer tracking and reporting most COVID breakthrough cases, which makes it difficult to verify how effective the vaccine actually is.
Meanwhile, Flanagan said it’s still important for Minnesotans to get the shot. The same post that announced her breakthrough case contains links to websites showing how and where to get jabbed.