Vaccination Crisis or False Alarm in Israel? 90% of COVID-19 Patients Fully Vaccinated

Vaccination Crisis or False Alarm in Israel? 90% of COVID-19 Patients Fully Vaccinated

Israel led the pandemic as an organized, prepared, and aligned population that accepted an aggressive, methodical, and overall successful effort leading to one of the most vaccinated populations against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. But with the delta variant came breakthrough infections. That is, individuals who were fully vaccinated became infected anyway. This raised serious questions concerning some major assumptions around COVID-19 vaccination. Then just last month, the Jerusalem Post reported on 143 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. The popular wisdom to date is that vaccinated people will largely avoid any hospitalization or worse. The idea was that, at least with the delta variant, herd immunity wouldn’t be possible due to transmissibility. At least those who were vaccinated could rest a little easier. Then came this hospitalization report by the Jerusalem Post that revealed 58% of those patients were fully vaccinated, while only 39% were unvaccinated.

This wasn’t supposed to happen. Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman reported that even though there were more vaccinated than unvaccinated in the hospital with breakthrough infections, the actual percentage ...

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