Saturday, June 26, 2021

 Half of Adults Infected in Latest COVID-19 Outbreak Were Fully Vaccinated: Israeli Official

Is that saline, Bibi?

by Jack Phillips

About 90 percent of new COVID-19 infections in Israel were caused by the CCP virus’s Delta variant, officials said, while adding that about half of the adults infected in the recent outbreak were fully vaccinated.

Ran Balicer, who leads an expert advisory panel for the Israeli government, in announcing the finding on Friday, said that the country might end up implementing another lockdown after opening up earlier this year, according to the Wall Street JournalThe fully vaccinated individuals were inoculated with the Pfizer COVID-19 shot commonly used in Israel.

“The entrance of the delta variant has changed the transition dynamics,” he noted, referring to the B.1.617.2 strain of COVID-19 that has now been detected in more than 70 countries. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus.

New cases of the virus rose to more than 200 on Thursday, from around 10 per day in most of June, officials said.

And on Friday, Israeli authorities told residents that they must again have to wear masks again indoors, reported Reuters.

The health ministry reimposed the mask requirement for all indoor settings except the home, and said it was also recommending masks be worn at large outdoor gatherings, specifically mentioning gay pride events taking place around Israel this weekend.

Some 55 percent of Israel’s 9.3 million population have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, officials said. Eligibility was extended to 12- to 15-year-olds in May.

“Our goal at the moment, first and foremost, is to safeguard the citizens of Israel from the Delta variant that is running amok in the world,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday, reported the WSJ.

The reimposition of the country’s mask mandate and potentially a new lockdown is sure to prompt questions about the general effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines—and amid reports of so-called “breakthrough” cases in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, for example, nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts tested positive for the CCP virus, according to health officials in the state.

“We’re learning that many of the breakthrough infections are asymptomatic or they’re very mild and brief in duration,” said Boston University infectious diseases specialist Davidson Hamer, the Boston Herald reported. “The viral load is not very high.”

“Breakthroughs are expected, and we need to better understand who’s at risk and whether people who have a breakthrough can transmit the virus to others,” Hamer said. “In some cases, they’ll be shedding such low levels of the virus and won’t be transmitting to others.”

And on April 30, the CDC reported that some 10,626 breakthrough cases were reported in 46 states and territories.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says on its website that COVID-19 vaccines should work against the Delta strain as well as other COVID-19 variants.

However, the U.N. agency warned that  “changes or mutations in the virus should not make vaccines completely ineffective,” adding that if the “vaccines prove to be less effective against one or more variants, it will be possible to change the composition of the vaccines to protect against these variants.”

The Epoch Times has contacted Pfizer for comment.


Jake Allbright said...

Fake news from a zero credibility source.
Room for improvement, Tucker.

S.E. Abulafia said...

Interesting story but it requires more digging. Even in the USA, they don't seem to be reporting deaths much, just infections. Now given that they say the infections are 50/50, that might imply that the vaccine is providing some protection because generally a higher number of the vulnerable were jabbed. But, not so, in Israel where they aped the 3rd Reich to get everyone jabbed.
Nevertheless, this is still better than Britain where almost 3/4 of those who died from the new scariant were "fully vaccinated."

Interestingly, the Palestinians, who get a lot of vitamin D playing in the streets, are doing quite well despite low vaccination rates.

Tom said...

In the US, they're trying to downplay this while still affirming that the vaccines are safe and effective. Nevertheless, they can't cover it up any longer.

Anonymous said...

If 50 percent of new Covid cases are among the VAXXED and 50 percent of the population is VAXXED, then the VAXX has no effect on the Covid infection rate.

Saadia Abulafia said...


Not necessarily but your argument works best for Israel where they vaccinated the young and the vulnerable at nearly the same rates.

Muneim Abu Issa said...

Try getting between an Israeli and vaccination then have a quiet chat with officials of UNWRA about the long term health prospects for Palestinian children without COVID 19 vaccines.
Do brush up on the Arabic name and the claimed 'local knowledge' Habibi.

S.E. Abulafia said...

Not an Arab and I was born & raised in Yonkers.

1/4 Sephardi and I now go to a Polish Nat’l Church.

Muneim Abu Issa said...

Get well soon.

SEA said...

You too.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke. All strains of flu and virus mutate. That is what they do.

Meat Helmet said...

The PCR test is notoriously unreliable and easily manipulated. On Inauguration Day, they reduced the snot agitation and infections dropped 75% which they falsely attributed to the 💉 until it was pointed out that not enough people had been jabbed to make a difference.

Now, they are desperate to eliminate the Control Group and are finding variants to get people to roll up their sleeves.

Anonymous said...

I was told by my dogs veterinarian that beginning early summer 2020 documented seizure disorders in domesticated dogs in the USA & Canada were/are skyrocketing -- they suspect the C0v!d.

Peter Comestor said...

Trump certainly had seizures in 2020, even way back to before 2016, but these were probably triggered by the Ajax he was sniffing and the Dettol in his cooooffveerveee.
He only got the shot in secrecy just before he was ejected from the White House.

Bug Wilson said...

Trump may not have advertised it like Bibi, but he makes no secret
Of being jabbed. He takes credit for the very existence of the vaccine.

If you want to cry fowl, ask why they only confirmed his claim that it would be available in January after the November election. Biden said that was impossible and Harris said she wouldn’t take it.

By the way, taking it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. Two and half months later, my left hand is still numb.

Peter Comestor said...

The resident Bug said: "Two and half months later, my left hand is still numb."
That's not the underlying problem, it's centered much higher up and it's probably either cultural or hereditary.
Trump has always taken credit for any non disaster and why wouldn't he? That's precisely what narcissists and career liars do all the time. He talks out of both sides of his mouth simultaneously and depending on the audience.
Suggest you get a third shot as a booster before Fall and do share the comforting news of your exoerience.

Anonymous said...

Apparently you are deeply in love with Trump and from the perceived rejection of your love, you are butt~hurt...spending your days filling comment sections with your delusional obsession with Trump.

PC said...

Bonker lost by 'a lot'!, Tucker. What's your excuse?

Bug Wilson said...

No more experimental jabs for this cat.
I don’t even think I’d go for Novavax at
this point.

PC said...

Why not try SinoPharm. It appears to cure everything from the common cold to Rigor Mortis and everything in between.

Gaybrielle's Attending Psychiatrist said...

Numb hand? A small price to pay for the advance of glorious SCIENCE!

Gaybrielle’s boyfriend said...

I’d take a numb hand if it reduced my chances of getting Covid especially if
Everyone else did and continued to remember to wear a mask 😷

Peter Comestor said...

Tucker is definitely running a sheltered workshop for Republican anit-vaxx bed wetters and dribblers.

Buck Stinson said...

I wish your dick 👃 was as numb as your head.

PC said...

Bucky gives in to impure thoughts. What would his mother say?
Go to confessions, Bucky.

Buck Stinson said...

PC thanks.

I regretted that comment.