With scant data to support his claim, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been warning Israel of a possible coronavirus “children wave” and has been asking parents to take their children to get vaccinated. Israel begin vaccinating children 5-11 Monday with Pfizer’s shot.
Meanwhile, Israel Hayom is reporting that with the coronavirus reproduction rate on the rise in recent days, medical officials have raised concerns protection provided by the third booster shot is beginning to wear off – a shot rolled out to all adults previously.
A recent Swedish total-population cohort study detected zero effectiveness of both the Pfizer and J&J COVID shots, both approved for use in Austria, by day 211 and day 121 respectively. In addition the study found that vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 infection wanes progressively over time across all subgroups and faster for men and older frail individuals.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, America’s often unreliable NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci
“Hopefully within a reasonably short period of time, likely the beginning of next year in 2022, in the first quarter of 2022, it will be available to them,” Fauci told Insider, though he quickly acknowledged there’s really no way to know that for sure.
“Can’t guarantee it, you’ve got to do the clinical trial,” he said.