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There’s No Reason to Freak Out About the Latest Pfizer Vaccine Study – Gizmodo

Media coverage of the Israeli study, which found that the vaccine wasn’t as effective against the South Africa variant, has been extremely misleading.

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Over the weekend, a new study involving the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine set off a wave of alarmingand at times misleadingheadlines. The study, based on real-world data from Israel, found that the vaccine wasnt as effective against B.1351, the variant first found in South Africa, as it was against other strains. However, as the study authors themselves point out, high vaccination rates and other precautions can still easily contain the spread of worrying variants like B.1351.
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