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California Woman Who Got Both Moderna Vaccine Shots Dies of COVID-19: Officials

An elderly woman in Napa County, California, who had received both Moderna vaccine shots died from COVID-19, county health officials said. While scant details about the woman were released, Napa County spokeswoman Leah Greenbaum said she was over the age of 65 and had underlying health problems. The woman died on June 2 after a long hospital stay, Greenbaum said on June 7. Officials said she tested positive for the B.1.1.7 variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The World Health Organization has recently started calling the variant “Alpha,” saying it was first detected in the UK. “No vaccine is 100 [percent] effective, but this does not diminish the urgency and importance of getting vaccinated, especially as more variant strains emerge,” Napa County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio said in a statement about the woman’s death. Despite the fatality, COVID-19 vaccines “provide exceptional protection against death and illness,” Relucio added. The …

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