More vaccinated people are dying of COVID-19. Here's what that means

Published October 28, 2021

Sinclair Broadcast Group reported on the rise in breakthrough COVID-19 infections among vaccinated people, especially in the wake of Colin Powell’s death. The story noted that experts say the rise isn’t surprising given the increase in people getting vaccinated and that the breakthrough infections typically are happening in people with weakened immune systems. The story quoted Tim Murphy, director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, who said, “Colin Powell was probably at as high risk as you could possibly be for a breakthrough infection with COVID.” The article appeared in numerous additional media outlets.