It’s been just reported that Israeli officials are warning that the Pfizer vaccine is “significantly less” effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus – just in case you don’t know, the strain first seen in India that now accounts for 31 percent of cases in the US.
“We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
It’s been revealed that the shot is still keeping people from getting seriously ill in Israel over 60 percent of the population has received a jab.
Just 1.6 percent have become critically ill, compared with 4 percent in the pre-vax wave of cases.- the NY Post notes.
The same online publication also noted that concerns are also rising about the effectiveness of vaccines against the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa. Check out the complete article to learn more details.
Coronavirus in the news
The novel coronavirus and its effects are still making headlines. BBC just reported that younger adults who are admitted to the hospital with Covid are as likely to suffer from complications as people who are over 50 years old, according to the latest reports.
BBC noted that four in 10 of those between 19 and 49 developed problems with their kidneys, lungs or other organs while treated.
New study analyzes over 73,000 adults of all ages
It’s been also revealed that the research looked at 73,197 adults of all ages across 302 UK hospitals in the first wave of Covid in 2020.
“The message is that this is not just a disease of the elderly and frail,” said Prof Calum Semple, who led the work.
Semple continued and said the following:
“The data reinforces the fact that Covid is not flu and we are seeing even young adults coming into hospital suffering significant complications, some of which will require furthering monitoring and potentially further treatment in the future.”