STUDY: CCP Virus Variant Affects Vaccinated People More Than Unvaccinated People

New study findings

Tel Aviv University found that a South African variant of COVID-10 can affect people who received the Pfizer vaccine more than unvaccinated individuals.

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The study hasn’t been peer-reviewed, but it suggests that the B.1.351 variant of COVID was found eight times more than people who hadn’t received a shot. This is 5.4 percent against 0.7 percent. Clalit Health Services is a top Israeli health-care provider, and they worked on the study too.

“We found a disproportionately higher rate of the South African variant among people vaccinated with a second dose, compared to the unvaccinated group,” said Adi Stern of Tel Aviv University. “This means that the South African variant is able, to some extent, to break through the vaccine’s protection.”

The study worked on information obtained from 400 people who got at least one shot of Pfizer/BioNTech shots and had got the COVID variant. The information was compared to the number of people who got the virus and were unvaccinated. People in Israel got Moderna’s vaccine, but it wasn’t part of the study.

“It is the first in the world to be based on real-world data, showing that the vaccine is less effective against the South Africa variant, compared to both the original virus and the British variant,” said Professor Ran Balicer, director of research at Clalit, according to news reports.

The results of this study were shocking.

“Based on patterns in the general population, we would have expected just one case of the South African variant, but we saw eight,” Stern told the Times of Israel. “Obviously, this result didn’t make me happy.” He added, “Even if the South African variant does break through the vaccine’s protection, it has not spread widely through the population.”

He added: “These preliminary findings necessitate close continued attention to the dissemination of this strain in Israel, emphasizing the need for epidemiological monitoring and systematic sequencing, in order to contain further spread of the South African variant in Israel.”

The South African variant accounts for less than one percent of all COVID cases among people in Israel.

“This means that the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, though highly protective, probably does not provide the same level of protection against the South African (B.1.351) variant of the coronavirus,” the study said.

Israel has a “vaccine passport” system that provided vaccinated individuals with privileges. Civil liberties groups criticize systems of this kind, suggesting it hurts people’s rights and their privacy. Do we need a two-tiered class system?

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Source: The Epoch Times


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