Israeli Study Shows A Majority Of Those Vaccinated Can Be Infected By SARS-CoV-2

As vaccine distribution is picking up with nearly 70 million doses administered worldwide, data regarding large-scale vaccination is becoming available. Last week, Israel released preliminary data on the effects of vaccination for infection. Early indications suggest that after vaccination, as many as 70% of people can still be infected. More data is needed to confirm the effects on transmissibility among the vaccinated. Israel, which leads the world in vaccinations per capita at around 43 doses per 100 people, developed this study to understand how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine affects viral infection. Previous studies show the vaccine is effective in preventing Covid-19 related mild and severe symptoms. While the Covid-19 vaccines are intended to protect a patient from symptoms, having your shots doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still be infected by SARS-CoV-2 or spread it to others. Read the full article on Forbes.
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