There’s some encouraging data about the COVID-19 vaccine in Israel
Israel, which has been on the forefront of administering the COVID-19 vaccine, has some good news about the vaccine’s impact
Israel has released new data providing further evidence the novel coronavirus vaccine is working well in Israel, which is an encouraging sign for the rest of the world.
- According to The Times of Israel, data from Israel’s health ministry found that “out of those who were tested for the coronavirus at least a week after their second shot, less than 1% tested positive, and less than 0.2% developed COVID-19 symptoms.”
- The data reviewed test results for 3,387,340 people. The researchers found 4,711 people were positive for COVID-19. And about 907 developed symptoms of COVID-19 in that time.
- Israel has been using the two-shot vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech.
Per The Associated Press, 8.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered to Israel’s population of 9.3 million.
- About 3.7 million Israelis — which is more than 40% of the country — have received both of the doses of the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warns that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to follow all public health guidelines, which include wearing masks and social distancing in public, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.