Israeli Study Finds 2nd Covid Booster Only Effective For Short Time
Israel has been a model case study in vaccine efficacy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The country has some of the highest rates of vaccination anywhere in the world—thanks partially to a socialist government structure which does not include an American bill of rights.
A recent study conducted in the small Middle Eastern country found that protection from the 2nd booster shot deteriorated rapidly, among other concerns.
The study also found that a 2nd round of boosters may provide added protection to older individuals; however, as previously mentioned the added protection quickly disappears—creating the need for yet another shot.
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Critics of the vaccine have pointed this out on several occasions prior to this—often citing previous Israeli studies on the first round of booster shots.
Concerned individuals point out:
I'd advise not to get any more doses, auto immune disorders are on the rise in israel after the 2nd booster was administered there.
Apparently it's infilrating the liver and causing auto immune issues as a result, there's a swedish study on it.
— Horambe-the faceless. (@Hobojebus) March 17, 2022
The Epoch Times summarized the findings:
All people in the database aged 60 or older were included in the analysis, exempting individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 before the start of the study period, or Jan. 10, and those who joined the database after March 2020.
Researchers counted who people tested positive for COVID-19 seven or more days after inoculation with the vaccine as well as people whose infections despite being vaccinated resulted in hospitalization or death.
Researchers found poor protection against infection.
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Israeli hospital planning to join global trial of Pfizer's Omicron vaccine; Sheba Medical Center said to be readying to participate in study; trial to consist of those over 60 who haven’t yet had 2nd booster shot, mainly staff members and their familieshttps://t.co/y6bS27FECC
— Dan Epstein (@epstein_dan) February 13, 2022
Yahoo News reports that Pfizer is asking the FDA to authorize a 2nd round of booster shots for individuals over 65. Pfizer Cites the same Israeli study, yet they neglect to mention the duration of the added protection:
Pfizer cited data from Israel that showed Covid infections were 2 times lower and rates of severe illness were 4 times lower among individuals who received a second booster dose of the vaccine, compared to those who received only one booster shot.
The second booster was administered at least four months after the initial booster, Pfizer said.
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