Millions of Israelis rushed to pharmacies and clinics for their third dose of COVID vaccine after the country’s health regulators authorized boosters back in July, and the apparent result—four months on—is striking.
For the roughly 4 million Israelis who’ve gotten boosted—that’s two-thirds of the adult population—COVID cases seem to have plummeted. A third dose of Pfizer’s messenger-RNA vaccine has reduced infections tenfold, according to the preprint of a new study that appeared online on Oct. 7. The study is not yet peer-reviewed.
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