In South Africa Omicron wave, Pfizer vaccine less effective against hospitalisation – study

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By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appear to have given 70% protection against hospitalisation in South Africa in recent weeks, according to a major real-world study which suggests weaker efficacy against the new Omicron variant. The study released on Tuesday by South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, Discovery Health, was based on more than 211,000 positive COVID-19 test results. Around 78,000 of those results from Nov. 15 to Dec. 7 were attributed to Omicron. The 78,000 results are not confirm…

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