Israel has more people vaccinated than the USA. Israel has found that the Pfizer vaccine is only about 40% effective against preventing infection or symptoms. This is down from 95+% effective against earlier variants. The Pfizer vaccine is still 90% effective against preventing severe illness.
The Mayo clinic in the US was seeing a drop to 75% effectiveness in preventing hospitalization in July.
The Delta variant has about 1000 times the viral load compared to earlier variants.
SOURCES – CDC
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