Israel’s vaccination programme is showing signs of working to drive down infections and illness in the over-60s.
The fall appears to be most pronounced in older people and areas furthest ahead in their immunisation efforts.
This suggests it is the vaccine, and not just the country’s current lockdown, taking effect.
Israeli Ministry of Health (MoH) figures show 531 over-60s, out of almost 750,000 fully vaccinated, tested positive for coronavirus (0.07%).
Author: Rachel Schraer
Publication Date: 1 February 2021
Publication Site: BBC News