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UK data: COVID-19 vaccines aggressively cut hospitalizations

LONDON (AP) — Two U.K. studies released Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will work as well in the real world as they have in carefully controlled studies. Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital…

LONDON (AP) — Two U.K. studies published Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will probably do the job too in the actual world as they have in carefully controlled studies.
Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital admissions by around 85percent four weeks after the first dose, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot cut admissions up to 94 percent. In England, preliminary data in the study of healthcare workers revealed that the Pfizer vaccine decreased the possibility of catching COVID-19 by 70% after one dose, a figure that climbed to 85% following the second.
“This new evidence shows that the jab protects you, and protects those around you,” U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. “It is important that we see as much evidence as possible on the vaccine’s impact on protection and on transmission and we will continue to publish evidence as we gather it.”
The studies were released as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out plans Monday to ease a lockdown that has shuttered pubs, schools and nonessential stores since early January. The vaccine rollout is critical to returning the state to some feeling of normalcy. Over 17.5 million have received one vaccine dose so much — over a third of their U.K.’s adult population.
Britain has had Europe’s deadliest coronavirus epidemic, with over 120,000 deaths).
Public Health England said its analysis of health-care workers imply the vaccine can help prevent virus transmission”as you cannot spread the virus if you do not have infection.” The findings derive from COVID-19 testing conducted every two weeks that detects infections whether someone shows symptoms.
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