Israeli study finds booster shot of Pfizer vaccine can give 10-fold protection against severe illness

WALL STREET JOURNAL
In Israel, Being Fully Vaccinated Now Means Three Shots
by Dov Lieber
August 31, 2021

Is­rael is up­ping the vac­cine ante, press­ing cit­i­zens to get Covid-19 booster shots and say­ing those who don’t will face re­stric­tions on trav­el­ing, din­ing out and other ac­tiv­i­ties. Hold­ers of Is­rael’s vac­cine pass­ports must get a third dose of the Pfizer-Bio­N­Tech vac­cine within six months of their sec­ond dose, or lose the so-called green pass that al­lows them more free­dom. “We are up­dat­ing what it means to be vac­ci­nated,” said Is­rael’s coro­n­avirus czar, Salman Zarka, at a press con­fer­ence Sun­day un­veil­ing the new pol­icy. READ MORE

DAILY MAIL Israel is now the world’s Covid hotspot: Cases soar despite country’s trail-blazing vaccine roll-out – sparking fears other highly-vaccinated countries will be hit by another wave due to jabs’ waning immunity Israel recorded 1,892 cases per million people on Wednesday — nearly 0.2% of entire population in single day. Despite being one of the most vaccinated nations in world, country is in midst of an unprecedented new wave. 

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