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COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in older adults

Stock MarketsSep 10, 2021 02:15PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three U.S. studies suggest COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalization and death, even in the face of the highly transmissible Delta variant, but vaccine protection appears to be waning among older populations, especially among those 75 and older.

U.S. data on hospitalization from nine states during the period when the Delta variant was dominant also suggests that the Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) Inc vaccine was more effective at preventing hospitalizations among individuals of all ages than vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer Inc or Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

In that study of more than 32,000 visits to urgent care centers, emergency rooms and hospitals, Moderna's vaccine was 95% effective at preventing hospitalization compared with 80% for Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and 60% for J&J.

Overall, the findings, released on Friday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease show that vaccines continue to offer strong protection from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in older adults
 

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Dan Woods
Dan Woods Sep 12, 2021 10:27AM ET
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Right...Not according to whistle blower nurses and doctors. Research with an open mind and ignore the canned news. You will find the truth.
Honey Badger
Honey Badger Sep 11, 2021 8:41AM ET
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This is another kscam lotting public money 💰
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lewis sk Sep 10, 2021 5:26PM ET
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"COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in older adults"...this message brought to you by cognitive dissonance and gaslighting.
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Felipe Daniel Sep 10, 2021 5:13PM ET
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Protection is so wonderful that now Israel is mandating third booster shot and hinting that fourth is likely coming
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Josh Davis Sep 10, 2021 2:47PM ET
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If the protection is waning how is it homding strong? 39% efficacy is mighty indeed lol bunch of hack jobs
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If protection is so magnificent why is Israel now requiring third booster shot for ALL citizens?
 
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