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Israeli study claims vaccines cut infection risk even in COVID-afflicted homes

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Israeli and French scientists say a study has found that COVID-19 vaccines are effective in even the most challenging of environments: a household where there is an infected person.

The chance of each household member getting infected shrunk from 57 percent without vaccine protection to just 4% when all those involved had received two doses of the vaccine, the authors of the study said Monday. The study only looked at recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

“There is no more convincing illustration of vaccine effectiveness than this,” said Prof. Arnon Afek, deputy director of Sheba Medical Center, which conducted the research in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute and Sorbonne Université, both in France. Among the bodies funding the study were two French insurance giants: AXA and Groupama.

The study, which has been posted online but not yet peer reviewed, involved 215 people........

© The Times of Israel

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