Jerusalem’s Herzog Medical Center Reports on Dramatic Reduction of Age 60+ Infection Rates Associated with COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Program

Jerusalem’s Herzog Medical Center Reports on Dramatic Reduction of Age 60+ Infection Rates Associated with COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Program

TrialSite recently covered reports of disturbing COVID-19 Delta-variant-driven breakthrough infections in Israel, centering on a television interview of the head of Herzog Medical Center in that nation. Recently, the leadership of Herzog Medical Center, an internationally known academic medical center focusing on aging and behavioral health, reported important updates on the unfolding situation as the country experiences a surge in cases. Notably, the hospital’s President, Yehezkel Caine, M.D., M.Sc., shared with TrialSite national Israeli data as of August 25 revealing that those unvaccinated aged 60 and above have an 11 fold increase of COVID-19 infection as compared to individuals that received the recent Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose.

The Delta Surge in Israel

By August 25, the daily new case 7-day average grew to 7,947 in Israel based on data from the COVID-19 Data Repository, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), Johns Hopkins University. Disturbingly, the average daily number of new deaths climbed to 26 in one of the most vaccinated nations. However, as discussed below, early signs indicate a booster program here already produces dramat...

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