Researchers in Israel published a pre-print comparing reinfection rates in unvaccinated individuals VS breakthrough cases in thousands of fully vaccinated individuals.
Let’s dive into their findings and compare that to the CDCs recent MMWR report from Kentucky.
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0:20 New Study in Israel
0:45 CDC study
2:21 Comorbidities don't seem to impact effectiveness
3:00 Details of this Israel study
6:10 Breakthroughs VS Reinfection
8:21 Immune memory overview
15:55 CDC Kentucky Study
20:58 Science Magazine article
Gazit, S. et al. Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity: reinfections versus breakthrough infections. (Preprint 2021) doi:10.1101/2021.08.24.21262415.
Wadman, M. 2021. Science. Having SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine—but no infection parties, please
Cavanaugh, A. M., Spicer, K. B., Thoroughman, D., Glick, C. & Winter, K. Reduced Risk of Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 After COVID-19 Vaccination — Kentucky, May–June 2021. Morbidity Mortal Wkly Rep 70, 1081–1083 (2021).