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Pfizer vaccine provided high protection against hospitalization and severe cases of delta variant of corona virus in Israel

File photo: January 19, 2021 An elderly woman is vaccinated against the corona virus (COVID-19) at a charity center in Netanya, Israel. REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun

Pfizer’s corona virus vaccine provides strong protection against delta variation in hospitals in Israel and severe cases of COVID-19 In recent weeks, this is only one though It is 39% effective in preventing infections, According to the country’s health ministry.

The vaccine, co-developed Bioentech, Provided a 88% protection against hospitalization and 91% against acute illness According to a report by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, an unspecified number of people were tested from June 20 to July 17.

The report notes that the data may be biased in a variety of ways to view groups of vaccinated individuals. Still, the data will be fuel Pfizer says it plans to order in the United States to discuss whether booster shots should be given to people who have already been vaccinated.. Israeli officials said earlier this month Give only the third dose to those with a weakened immune system.

File photo: Pfizer's Govt-19 vaccine is being developed by a health worker in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 22, 2021.  REUTERS / Sandra Sanders
File photo: Pfizer’s Govt-19 vaccine is being developed by a health worker in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 22, 2021. REUTERS / Sandra Sanders

Data from Israel, which has access to vaccines earlier than the rest of the world, is in contrast to the UK study. That creation, released this week New England Journal of Medicine, Found it Two doses of the Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine provide 88% protection against delta variant symptomatic disease and 94% protection against alpha variant It was first discovered in Great Britain. Pfizer and the Biotech vaccine were previously discovered by the Public Health UK a 96% effective Against hospitalization.

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Both Pfizer and Bioentech believe in the safety and security of the vaccinePfizer said in a statement Friday. A spokesman said Bioentech was continuing to examine vaccine testing data.

Analysis of clinical trials conducted by more than one organization 43,000 people Shows that Symptomatic anti-infective activity decreases over time, from 95% in the first two months to 80% in the lower or middle range between four or six months After the second dose, Pfizer said.

File photo: A masked Orthodox Jew carrying his luggage to the arrival hall of Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport amid the spread of the delta variant corona virus disease (COVID-19) near Tel Aviv, Israel.  July 8, 2021. REUTERS / Amir Cohen
File photo: A masked Orthodox Jew carrying his luggage to the arrival hall of Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport amid the spread of the delta variant corona virus disease (COVID-19) near Tel Aviv, Israel. July 8, 2021. REUTERS / Amir Cohen

The delta variant first appeared in India and is spreading around the world, so countries are rushing to vaccinate people.

Israel has done something The most effective vaccination campaigns in the world, 57% of people are fully immunized, But there has been a recent increase in infections due to delta variation. Complex cases have also increased, but are still part of the peak at the beginning of the year.

Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett calls on all 1.1 million people to be vaccinated This is a very effective way to beat delta strain. The government has re-imposed some restrictions on internal events and plans to ban flights to several countries, raising rates of infection, including in the UK and Cyprus.

(With information from Bloomberg)

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