The numbers are dramatic, and that is what the Israeli health authorities refer to. Israel’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday that the vaccines against the coronavirus were “dramatically” effective. According to the latest data, the Biontech / Pfizer vaccinations used almost exclusively would prevent 98.9% of deaths from Covid-19.
The “Times of Israel” reports.
The vaccine dramatically reduces serious illnesses and deaths,” said Chezy Levy, director general, director general of the Ministry of Health. “This influence can be seen in our morbidity statistics.”
According to data released by the ministry, the vaccine also protects 99.2 percent from serious illness, reduces the number of deaths by 95.8 percent, and lowers the likelihood of hospitalization by 98.9 percent.
The data compare Israelis who received both doses of the vaccine 14 days ago with people who are not vaccinated.
Return to normal life
The se latest data are even more optimistic than just reported results from Israel’s largest government health provider, Clalit Health Services. According to its figures, the vaccine is 94 percent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and 92 percent effective in averting severe cases. According to the “Bild” show another, as yet unpublished Pfizer study that vaccinated people are no longer contagious.
The country thus has a large database of how the administered vaccines affect the course of the disease and the rate of infection. This makes Israel “the first country in the world that can show the effect of the vaccine in the real clinical world,” said Health Director Levy.
“Our goal,” says Levy, “is to continue to vaccinate all people aged 16 and over, and when the time comes, also those under 16, in order to achieve the broadest possible coverage of the population.” This is to “enable us to return to the normal life we all long for.” (kes)
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