Israel Study Reveals mRNA-based Vaccine Loses Efficacy Against Delta VoC while Indian Study Indicates Looming Troubles with Delta

Israel Study Reveals mRNA-based Vaccine Loses Efficacy Against Delta VoC while Indian Study Indicates Looming Troubles with Delta

Emerging delta variant data points indicate the growing risk associated with this evolving COVID-19-triggered pandemic as many nations’ cases count wane while others rise. But where this new variant of concern (VoC) shows up, trouble brews. TrialSite reported recently on the growing crisis associated with Russia’s third wave of the pandemic, powered by delta variant while the Health Ministry reported in Israel yesterday that the delta variant has cut the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine’s strength by 64% in preventing infection. The most vaccinated nation, 62.4% of the population have at least one jab while 57.2% have been fully inoculated, trouble looms with spreading delta variant and a drop in mRNA vaccine effectiveness from 91.2% in preventing infection down to 64%. While the ministry reports the vaccine is still 93% at preventing more severe disease (e.g. hospitalization), the dramatic drop in vaccine efficacy concerns the Health Ministry. Officials received the data on Sunday indicating the exposure to the Israeli population to a potential third wave of the pandemic. But others there question the models used by health professionals, especially when COVID-19 tests are perf...

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