Israeli data: Pfizer vaccine blocks novel coronavirus infection

Israel now has the highest vaccination rate of any country in the world (more than 80% of the first dose of the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine is widely used), so the data on infection and transmission in Israel will help scientists understand the true effect of the vaccine in the population.
Covid-19 was diagnosed in 89 of 120,575 unvaccinated people between December 2020 and January 2021, according to a study published in The Lancet on Monday.
Of the 100,433 people who were first vaccinated between one and 14 days ago, 55 became infected, a 26 percent decrease in the infection rate;
Within 15 to 28 days of the initial vaccination, only 26 of the 88,126 people were infected, a 60 percent drop in the infection rate.
Pfizer’s vaccine reduced the number of symptomatic infections by 95.8 percent, fever and respiratory symptoms by 98 percent, and hospitalizations and deaths by 98.9 percent, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
The Pfizer/Biontech vaccine may stop asymptomatic people from spreading the virus to others, data showed.

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