Israel may be starting to show ‘herd effects’ of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, expert suggests

NATIONAL REVIEW
Why Is Israel Doing Better Than Everyone Else in COVID Vaccinations?
by Joel M. Zinberg
January 17, 2021 6:30 AM

Israel leads the world in COVID-19 vaccinations. It has already vaccinated nearly a quarter of its population, including 75 percent of the population most at risk, people over age 60. It has administered 24.5 doses per 100 persons, nearly double the next-best country (the United Arab Emirates) and about 8 times as many people per capita as in the U.S. and the U.K. Israel’s per capita vaccination rate is 24 times that of the normally efficient Germans and 50 times better than the world average. Only three other countries in the world — the U.S., China, and the U.K. — have administered more vaccines. READ MORE

YAHOO Israel may be starting to show ‘herd effects’ of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, expert suggests Israel has vaccinated at least 25 percent of its population against the coronavirus so far, which leads the world and makes it “the country to watch for herd effects from” the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, says infectious disease expert David Fishman. Recently, the case rate in Israel appears to have declined sharply, and while there could be a few reasons for that, it’s possible the vaccination effort is beginning to play a role.

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