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People who contract COVID-19 after receiving two doses of a coronavirus vaccine have a far lower risk of becoming severely ill than unvaccinated patients, a major study by a Japanese medical institution showed Tuesday.

For patients age 65 or over, the percentage requiring treatment in an intensive care unit among those fully vaccinated when they became sick — or so-called breakthrough infection cases — was approximately one-seventh of that seen among unvaccinated people with the disease, according to the study by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo.

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