Among the first fully-vaccinated group of Israelis there was a 53-percent reduction in new cases, a 39-percent decline in hospitalizations and a 31-percent drop in severe illnesses from mid-January until February 6, said Eran Segal, data scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

In the same period, among people under age 60 who became eligible for shots later, new cases dropped 20-percent, but hospitalizations and severe illness rose 15- and 29-percent, respectively. (Reuters)