COVID Booster Cuts Death Rate by 90%, Israeli Study Finds

COVID Booster Cuts Death Rate by 90%, Israeli Study Finds (usnews.com)

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Booster doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine set recipients up to effectively withstand the ravages of both the Delta and Omicron variants, a group of new studies suggest.

Boosted folks are 90% less likely to die from a Delta infection than people relying solely on the initial two-dose vaccination, Israeli data show.

That protection will be critically important during the next couple of months as the Delta variant continues to dominate throughout the United States, said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

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