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After a rare breakthrough case, a fully vaccinated COVID-vaccinated New Jersey woman named Joan Barrows died last month.
According to NorthJersey.com, Joan Barrows, who got a lung transplant in 2010, died last month.
After coming into contact with an unvaccinated person, Barrows, who had received both doses of the Moderna vaccine, became infected and became gravely ill, according to the source. She died a decade later in the same New York hospital where she had had her transplant.
We remember Joan Barrows.
Joan was a longtime employee at @ADP before retiring in 2007 due to pulmonary fibrosis. With her determination, she was able to return to a relatively normal life – tending her garden and spending time with her family and friends.
May God bless Joan. pic.twitter.com/B5uOrgcF0i
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 14, 2021
She was 62 years old.
Rare Breakthrough Case Full Details
Phil Murphy, New Jersey Gov. told at a recent press conference, “Even though Joan was fully vaccinated, her medical history of pulmonary illness and transplant meant she remained especially vulnerable to COVID, and she fell ill,”
“She is among the rare breakthrough cases.”
Barrows collapsed at her house due to weakness on a Sunday evening. She was sent to Hackensack University Medical Center right away. She was then transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and put on a ventilator.
She died on the 15th of May. “To see this happen, when I honestly thought we were reaching the end of the pandemic…” her brother managed to say before becoming silent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that they had received reports of 4,115 people being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 after breakthrough cases, which is a small fraction of the 151 million people who have been properly vaccinated.
Gov. Murphy also mentioned Joan’s family’s desires during his press conference earlier this month. He said, “for everyone to remain vigilant and to not mistake vaccination for complacency.”
“[They] asked me to remind everybody through Joan’s example the vulnerability that some residents retain even through vaccination because of their longstanding medical conditions,”
he added, “Those are wise words indeed.”