Eight Yankees Players & Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated

It has been announced that eight New York Yankees players and staff members have recently tested positive for COVID-19, despite already being vaccinated, People reported on Thursday (May 14).

The MLB revealed that second baseman Gleyber Torres, Coach Matt Blake, Coach Phil Nevin, Coach Reggie Willits, and four members of the Yankees’ traveling staff were the ones that have tested positive. All eight are currently in quarantine.

All Yankee players and coaching staff members were given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine back on April 7, but not all received the same shot from the same batch.

Out of everyone that tested positive, Coach Nevin is the only one that has shown symptoms, but is said to be feeling better now.

“Major League Baseball, its medical experts and the New York State Department of Health are currently advising and assisting the Yankees, who continue to undergo additional testing and contact tracing,” the MLB wrote in a statement.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is “74.4% effective and 72% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 14 days and 28 days after vaccination, respectively” in Americans, according to the FDA.

News of the Yankees members testing positive comes after hours after the CDC will no longer recommend masks for fully-vaccinated Americans.

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