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g-f(2)124 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, WSJ, Symptomatic Covid-19 Cases Dropped 94% With Pfizer Vaccine, Israeli Data Show.

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    • The latest data from Israel shows a 94% drop in symptomatic Covid-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s vaccine, offering important new insights for other countries as they roll out their own campaigns.
    • The vaccinated group was also 92% less likely to develop severe illness from the disease, according to a study by Clalit, Israel’s largest healthcare provider.
    • Clalit said the study, which was carried out with a team from Harvard University, included 430,000 people who were between 16 and 59 years of age, and 170,000 who were 60 or older. 
    • Israel leads the world in vaccinating against Covid-19 in terms of percentage of the total population inoculated, has already administered the first shot of a recommended two-dose regimen to about 42% of its roughly nine million population since beginning its program on Dec. 20. About 28% of the entire population is fully vaccinated, according to data from Israel’s health ministry.

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Fernando Machuca



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Dov Lieber is the News Assistant responsible for Israel and the Palestinian Territories, based in Tel Aviv.

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