Israeli Study: 4th Vaccine Dose Offers 3 Times The Protection

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A man receives a fourth Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a private nursing home, in Netanya, Jan. 5, 2022 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Israel’s Health Ministry on Sunday announced that the fourth COVID vaccine dose offers three times the level of protection from serious illness to those aged 60 and over than those who received only three doses.

The ministry said that the data is based on the preliminary analysis of a study carried out by the Weizmann Institute, Hebrew University, and the Sheba Medical Center. The study compared 400,000 Israelis aged 60 and over who received the fourth vaccine dose to 600,000 Israelis who received their third dose at least four months ago.

The study, which the ministry said was on the caliber of previous studies the researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, will be updated with new data over time.

Last week, Sheba published preliminary results of an earlier study which showed that although the fourth vaccine dose upped immunity by increasing the level of antibodies in the blood, it did not appear to prevent infection by the Omicron variant.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


5 COMMENTS

  1. Three times the protection? So is that three times one percent protection? Ten percent? Why don’t they give us numbers ?
    Furthermore
    Those fourth boosters were given mere weeks ago
    How long does this supposed benefit last anyway

  2. Shouldn’t the headline be, “fourth vaccine dose does not appear to prevent infection by the Omicron variant.” Or, “Israel, the most vaxxed country by percentage, also leads the world in WuFlu infections per percentage.” Or, “As the pandemic becomes endemic, there is little value in vaccines and the world should move towards cheap, safe, and effective therapeutics, such as Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.”

  3. Shouldn’t the headline be, “fourth vaccine dose does not appear to prevent infection by the Omicron variant.” Or, “Israel, the most vaxxed country by percentage, also leads the world in WuFlu infections per percentage.” Or, “As the pandemic becomes endemic, there is little value in vaccines and the world should move towards cheap, safe, and effective therapeutics, such as Ivermectin and Hydroxy…”

  4. I just completed a very scientific study, which “was on the caliber of previous studies the researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine.” I tested two groups to ascertain people’s hunger after dinner time if they ate dinner vs if they skipped dinner. All subjects of the study ate a hearty breakfast, and had a small lunchtime snack. An hour after dinner time, all subjects were offered a thick slice of homemade triple chocolate cake. Based on the responses to the offer of cake, the study showed that those who skipped dinner were 3 times hungrier than those who did not (allowances were made for those who don’t like chocolate, are allergic to chocolate, or don’t like my wife’s cooking).

    What a dumb study! All it proves is that the vaccines and their boosters are only effective for a short time, just like eating breakfast only staves off hunger for a short time.

    The fact that they did such a study is proof that all they’re trying to do is sell the vaccine and boosters, certainly not provide safety for the people. Pointedly, it also ignores warnings from WHO and others that many boosters can negatively affect the ability of one’s immune system to fight the virus.