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Pfizer Shot Halts Severe Illness, Allows Infection in Israel

  • Vaccine protects against hospitalization versus delta strain
  • Variant has been infecting vaccinated people across world
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Israeli Pfizer Shot Results Need to Be Investigated: Johns Hopkins
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Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine provided a strong shield against hospitalization and more severe disease in cases caused by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, even though it was just 39% effective in preventing infections, according to the country’s health ministry.

The vaccine, developed with BioNTech SE, provided 88% protection against hospitalization and 91% against severe illness for an unspecified number of people studied between June 20 and July 17, according to a report Thursday from the health ministry.