Israeli data seem to show COVID vaccine protection starts fading after 6 months
Most of the vaccinated people who have been recently infected got the shot around January, figures given to Israel’s Health Ministry show.
Data appears to indicate COVID vaccine protection starts fading after 6 months https://t.co/8y2gijNj44
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) July 11, 2021
There is a growing correlation between vaccinated Israelis who have been infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus and those who were among the first to get the vaccine, possibly indicating that the vaccine’s protection fades over time
Pfizer’s head of medical research and development, Mikael Dolsten, said in the statement that data from Israel about infections among people vaccinated in January and February indicated that “after six months, there may be risk of infection with the expected decline of antibodies.”
In Israel, the first to get the shot were mainly people over the age of 70, who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
But Haas believes that even when controlling for age and other factors, the main reason for the renewed outbreak is that the vaccine’s protection fades over time, not that the Delta strain bypasses it.
Israel: first to vaccinate, first to admit reality. Btw: it’s not clear that the Delta variant is the reason the vaccines are failing, it may simply be that the vaccines are failing NOW and Delta is the variant circulating now, but at least they’re not blaming the unvaccinated. pic.twitter.com/0OEvTB0F8z
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) July 16, 2021
The Health Ministry said Sunday that 261 new cases had been detected the day before, with 0.6 percent of tests coming back positive.
There were 4,130 active cases and 44 serious cases. The death toll was at 6,436 after five deaths were confirmed in the last few days, following almost two weeks of no fatalities.
The ministry said 5,728,526 Israelis have received at least one vaccine dose, and 5,190,709 have been fully vaccinated.
We have more data!
It is now clearer than ever:
*Pfizer vaccine has completely FAILED to prevent the spread.
*Hence, the "green passport" ("happy passport") that is now being executed in Israel = completely redundant&discriminative.https://t.co/iVt8aQx5Y9https://t.co/89XL6Wzjjx pic.twitter.com/iBaX8sa2Zt
— Ran Israeli (@RanIsraeli) July 21, 2021