Pfizer vaccine stops COVID-19 spread: Israeli study
An Israeli study indicated Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine for the coronavirus was 89.4 percent effective in stemming the spread of COVID-19.
While early evidence had indicated that the coronavirus vaccines have cut transmission of the virus in addition to preventing illness, experts have been cautioning that the question required further study.
The study by Pfizer, BioNTech and Israel’s health ministry was the first decisive indication that a vaccine did indeed curb transmission, Bloomberg reported.
The study, which was posted in draft form and has not yet been peer-reviewed, also suggest the vaccination may prevent the spread of the virus by asymptomatic carriers, according to Bloomberg.
Israel has administered more vaccines per capita than any other country, with nearly half of…