ISRAEL - Covid-19 Vaccine Proved Effective in Real World

Arno Froese

More data from Israel’s vaccination program is suggesting the Pfizer jab prevents 94% of symptomatic infections. 

This indicates the vaccine is performing just as well in a larger population as it did in the clinical trials. 

It is proving highly effective at preventing illness and severe disease among all age groups, according to public health doctor Prof Hagai Levine. 

“High vaccination coverage of the most susceptible groups” was key, he said. 

Israel’s largest health fund Clalit looked at positive tests in 600,000 vaccinated people and the same number of unvaccinated people, matched by age and health status. 

It found 94% fewer infections among the vaccinated group.

This pattern was the same in all age groups—including the over-70s, who may have been under-represented in clinical trials.

It “sends a message to other countries such as the UK” about the usefulness of the vaccine, said Prof Levine, and the need to get “very high” coverage of the groups most likely to become very ill from the virus. 

Israel is the first country in the world to see the impact of its vaccination program, but it took significant population coverage and several weeks to reach this milestone. 

Greater falls were seen in the over-60s who were vaccinated first and in cities that vaccinated their populations earlier—patterns not seen in earlier lockdowns. This provides strong evidence it was the vaccine, and not just the lockdown, driving down cases.

-www.bbc.com, 15 February 2021

Arno's Commentary

Once again, we find Israel at the cutting edge of medical science, and thereby blessing the nations of the world through their leadership. 

Israel has demonstrated how quickly and efficiently a mass vaccination program can be rolled out; the latest figures (which are increasing exponentially) show it has already given at least one shot to 76% of its population. For comparison, number two on the list is the United Arab Emirates at 51%; number three, Great Britain at 23%; the United States is at 16% (ourworldindata.org).

As reported in this article, Israel has provided the world with the first, large-scale, real-world test of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Studies involving tens of thousands of participants have found it to be 95% effective, and now Israel has confirmed that, in the real world, it is 94% effective in the over 6 million people vaccinated in the country so far.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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