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Half of eligible Israelis vaccinated. Results promising in race to defeat covid

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Covid-19 vaccine. Results are trickling in, and they are promising.More than half of eligible Israelis - about 3.5 million people - have now been fully or partially vaccinated.

Older and at-risk groups, the first to be inoculated, are seeing a dramatic drop in illnesses.Also Read | Inside the third front of the farm agitationAmong the first fully-vaccinated group there was a 53% reduction in new cases, a 39% decline in hospitalizations and a 31% drop in severe illnesses from mid-January until Feb.

6, said Eran Segal, data scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.In the same period, among people under age 60 who became eligible for shots later, new cases dropped 20% but hospitalizations and severe illness rose 15%.

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