Changing America reports:
Emerging data from Israel indicates that the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, may be even more effective than previous results from clinical trials suggested. Israel’s Ministry of Health studied more than 700,000 fully inoculated people—meaning those who received two doses of either vaccine—in the country and saw only 0.04 percent contract a COVID-19 infection.
The results were debriefed to reporters by Sharon Alroy Preis, the head of Israel’s Ministry of Health, on Thursday. Israel has mostly used the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which uses the same messengerRNA technology as Moderna. The study, conducted in December 2020, observed 715,425 vaccinated individuals with one week of time in between their second dosage. Just 317 people contracted COVID-19 following their inoculation, and 16 of those people were hospitalized.
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