How Quickly Can Countries See Vaccination Results?

As former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Tom Frieden writes, there’s a clear benefit to vaccinating quickly. He cites Israel as an example:

How fast can vaccination help?

Some encouraging data from Israel. The more quickly we vaccinate, the more quickly we reduce deaths. How fast can vaccination against COVID-19 make a difference? Two weeks after 40% of those over 60 who had been vaccinated, the number of critically ill in the age 60+ group grew by 7% compared with the previous week’s growth of over 30%. There was less of a decrease in the growth of critically ill among the 40–55 age group — who were not as widely vaccinated as those over 60. If this trend continues, hospitalizations and deaths may already be dropping.

Read more about lessons for the U.S. vaccine rollout below.

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