In real-life, two shots of the Pfizer vaccine are proving a huge success against Covid-19.

13 February 2021 By Paul Martin

No-one who has had two doses of vaccine against Covid has died, and only one in a thousand has even tested positive.

That’s the remarkably encouraging finding of a real-life survey of half a million people, carried out by a health care provider in Israel. 

That country is, proportionally, way ahead of the rest of the world in giving vaccinations, so is acting as a sort of world guinea-pig.

Maccabi Healthcare says its figures are about eleven times better than when comparing with those parts of people who have not yet received a first or a second dose.

Israel has only been using the Pfizer vaccine.  In the UK Pfizer has been the majority vaccine but the Oxford/Astra-Zeneca vaccine is also being rolled out.

“This data unequivocally proves that the vaccine is very effective and we have no doubt that it has saved many lives,” said Dr. Miri Mizrahi Reuveni, who was in charge of the roll-out for ehr health groupo.

Most of those who were vaccinated and still became infected were only lightly ill.   

The official figures were: Out of the 523,000 fully vaccinated people, 544 were infected with COVID-19, of whom 15 needed hospitalization: Eight are in mild condition, three in moderate condition, and four in severe condition.

The comparisons were made between those who were Maccabi members as a whole, and those who were members but who had been fully [double-]vaccinated.

This is a graph made of the same phenomenon, albeit with far smaller numbers, a month earlier:

Israeli healthcare group KSM Maccabi Research and Innovation Centeron on Friday said coronavirus infections had plunged among people aged over 60 who had been vaccinated Pictured: KSM's graph showing the fall in infections and hospitalisations. The blue line represents the rate of infection in the general population; the green the rate of infection among those who had been vaccinated in December, and the yellow line showed the hospitalisation ate among those who had been vaccinated