In Israel, spectacular vaccination campaign shows encouraging signs of effectiveness
STORY – The country is considering collective immunity and the establishment of a health “passport” in April.
Israel is engaged in two race chases against the Covid-19. The first aims to vaccinate its entire population in order to achieve a collective immunity rate. It is energized thanks to the agreements made very early on with laboratories and the mobilization of health insurance funds which crisscross this country of approximately 8 million inhabitants.
Unique in the world, the experiment makes it possible to openly collect data on the consequences of vaccination. It is also the subject of a protocol between the Israeli state and the firm Pfizer. The first results are very encouraging. A study of 135,000 people who were vaccinated shows that a tiny percentage of those protected fell ill (around 0.05%). The first bite causes an antiviral reaction which does not take on its true immunity until after the booster several weeks later. Of the 20 vaccinated patients identified, none developed a severe form of the disease, and
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