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Covid-Vaccinations Study Highlights How Shots Curb Spread (1)

April 19, 2021, 6:13 PM

Covid-19 infection and death rates in Israel -- the world’s most vaccinated country -- are falling roughly in line with the order in which various age groups gained eligibility to get their shots, according to a study showing the campaign’s impact.

While all Israelis endured a nationwide lockdown and rules on social distancing, the age-tiered declines seen in the study suggest vaccines are playing a major role in blunting the impact of the pandemic. About 55% of Israelis are now vaccinated, giving it a unique standing among researchers as governments globally seek signs their vaccine campaigns are working.

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