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Vaccinations, not lockdown, lead to sharper decline in coronavirus among over-60s –

Israel’s jabs programme provides the first real-world data comparing the two interventions



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Similarly, there was a 68 per cent reduction in hospitalisations in the over-60s in the same time period, compared to a 22 per cent drop in younger people.
When the country went into lockdown in September and October there was no difference in the declines in age groups.
The team also found that cities which vaccinated more people sooner saw earlier and faster drops in cases of coronavirus and hospital admissions in the over-60s.
In an article published in the journal Nature Medicine, the authors…

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