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Coronavirus

Israel sees big drop in COVID cases among vaccinated

Early results show aggressive campaign can pave way out of pandemic

A woman receives a coronavirus vaccine at a pop-up facility in Jerusalem: Israel has been a leader in vaccinating its people against COVID-19, with more than 20% having received both shots.   © Reuters

CAIRO -- Israel, a global leader in vaccination efforts against the coronavirus, has confirmed a significant decline in cases among inoculated populations, a promising sign for Asian nations that are following suit.

For individuals 60 or older, who were among the first vaccinated in the country, hospitalizations have dropped 26% and confirmed cases have fallen 45%, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told cabinet officials Thursday.

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