- Sep 2021
Kozlov, Max. ‘COVID-Vaccine Booster Shot Shows Promise in Israeli Study’. Nature, 16 September 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02516-4.
The BMJ. ‘Does the FDA Think These Data Justify the First Full Approval of a Covid-19 Vaccine?’, 23 August 2021. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/08/23/does-the-fda-think-these-data-justify-the-first-full-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine/.
- Aug 2021
Morris, J. (2021, August 17). Israeli data: How can efficacy vs. severe disease be strong when 60% of hospitalized are vaccinated? Covid Data Science. https://www.covid-datascience.com/post/israeli-data-how-can-efficacy-vs-severe-disease-be-strong-when-60-of-hospitalized-are-vaccinated
- severe disease
Carl T. Bergstrom. (2021, August 18). 1. There has been lots of talk about recent data from Israel that seem to suggest a decline in vaccine efficacy against severe disease due to Delta, waning protection, or both. This may have even been a motivation for Biden’s announcement that the US would be adopting boosters. [Tweet]. @CT_Bergstrom. https://twitter.com/CT_Bergstrom/status/1427767356600688646
- May 2021
Garcia-Beltran et al showed that severely ill patients had the highest levels of antibodies. Anti-RBD IgG neutralisation was reduced in severely ill patients. The authors developed an antibody neutralisation potency index to indicate patients more likely to develop severe disease.
Garcia-Beltran WF, Lam EC, Astudillo MG, Yang D, Miller TE, Feldman J, et al. COVID-19-neutralizing antibodies predict disease severity and survival. Cell. 2021;184(2):476-88.e11.