New research: Alarming decrease in blood antibody levels in people vaccinated with pfizer

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Health Mar 31, 2021

A serological test research done for Sheba Hospital staff  who received the Pfizer vaccine revealed a  significant decrease in their share of  blood antibody levels, a few months after receiving the second vaccine. It is now being investigated whether other measures in the blood may indicate that the vaccines are still efficient.
The research team led by Professor Gili Regev-Yohai is examining whether the effectiveness of the vaccine is declining. The hospital said "we are not sure this decline has any significance". One of the study participants reported that two weeks after the second vaccination the antibody levels were much higher than the threshold set that defined it as vaccinated. One month after the second vaccine the levels dropped by a third and on the third test a month later they dropped to only a third of the level measured after the second vaccine. Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that the number of patients who received two doses of vaccine has recently increased. The public may need to receive a booster dose to strengthen the antibodies each year.

The Ministry of Health has updated that for the first time since the start of the traffic light model, there are no red cities in Israel. While a score of 7.5 or higher refers to a city that is a center of morbidity, the locality with the highest score today is the regional council Kawb Abu al-Higa in the north, with 7.3.
356 people have been diagnosed with Corona in the past day. This increased the number of verified in Israel to 832,467. Last night, 42,328 tests were performed, with a positive rate for the virus of 0.9%. According to an IDF Intelligence Division report, the infection coefficient has dropped to 0.53. The test data and their results are not final and may change in subsequent updates from the Ministry of Health.

The number of active patients is 8,268. The hospitals hospitalize 638 patients, of whom 206 are respirators and 423 are seriously ill. Currently, 6,194 people have died from the corona virus in Israel.

Unusually, the Ministry of Health published the morbidity data on the morning of the holiday omn Sunday. In hospitals are hospitalized 458 corona patients in critical condition, and 14 have died since Friday. The rate of verified yesterday was 1.4% and in Israel there is only one locality that is defined as "red", but in the last three days there has been a decrease in the rate of vaccinators. The coefficient of infection increases at a moderate rate and stands at 0.6.

 From Friday to Sunday morning, 807 verified corona were diagnosed in Israel. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 60 verified patients have been diagnosed so far, yesterday 229 (1.4% of about 15,000 tests were positive) and on Friday 518 (1.1% of about 47,000 tests were positive).
664 Corona patients are hospitalized in hospitals across the country, 458 of them in critical condition. 209 patients connected to respirators. Since Friday, 60 new patients have been hospitalized in critical condition. By comparison, as of March 1, 109 new patients were hospitalized in critical condition.
 Since the outbreak of the plague, 6,180 corona patients have died in Israel. Four patients died yesterday and on Friday ten. Since the beginning of the month, 404 corona patients in the country have died.
In the last three days, the rate of vaccinators has dropped. About 5,500 Israelis received the first dose of the vaccine since Friday and about 17,000 received the second dose of the vaccine. The data show that more than 5.2 million Israelis received the first vaccine dose and more than 4.7 million also the second.
The number of active patients continues to decline and this morning it stands at 9,996. 1,548 of the active patients live in Jerusalem, 403 in Tel Aviv-Yafo, 295 in Be'er Sheva, 273 in Netanya, 218 in Petah Tikva, 210 in Haifa, 196 in Holon, 195 in Ashdod, 175 in Rishon Lezion, 166 in Ashkelon, 158 in Nazareth, 149 in Umm al-Fahm, 145 in Lod, 132 In Bat Yam, 123 in Rehovot, 122 in Ramla and 117 in Hadera.
According to the Ministry of Health, only one locality is defined as red. This is Masoudin al-Azzazma - a Bedouin tribe in the Negev. In addition, there are six localities defined as orange: Kawkab Abu al Hija in the Galilee, Hurfish, Basma, Kaabiyah, Lakia and Mukaybla, south of Afula.
In addition, there are several yellow localities, including Yarka, Beit Jen, Umm al-Fahm, Kfar Qassem, Rahat, Alon Shvut, Tifrah, Abu Ghosh, Beit El, Yad Binyamin and Neve Daniel.

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