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New data shows that the Pfizer and BioNTech SE Covid-19 vaccine was 89.4% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed infections In Israel, providing the first real-world indication that the immunization will curb transmission of the coronavirus. (Bloomberg)

The results, also reported in Der Spiegel, are the latest in a series of positive data to emerge out of Israel, which has given more Covid vaccines per capita than anywhere else in the world. Nearly half of the population has had at least one dose of vaccine. Separately, Israeli authorities on Saturday said the Pfizer-BioNTech shot was 99% effective at preventing deaths from the virus.