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Pfizer says 3rd vaccine dose ‘strongly’ protects against Delta variant

NEW YORK, NY — A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant — beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday.

The data posted online, which was also discussed in a company earnings call on Wednesday morning, suggest that antibody levels against the Delta variant in people ages 18 to 55 who receive a third dose of vaccine are greater than five-fold than following a second dose.

Among people ages 65 to 85, the Pfizer data suggest that antibody levels against the Delta variant after receiving a third dose of vaccine are greater than 11-fold than following a second dose.

There’s “estimated potential for up to 100-fold increase in Delta neutralization post-dose three compared to pre-dose three,” researchers wrote in the Pfizer data slides.

The data have not yet been peer-reviewed or published.

The data also show that antibody levels are much higher after a third dose than a second dose against the original coronavirus variant and the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa.

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      1. Federal law provides that at least until a vaccine is fully approved by the FDA, individuals must have the option to accept, or decline any experimental drug.

  1. I wonder if any of the “medical experts” who posted before me have ever asked their doctor about it, or are they relying on Tucker Carlson and the internet for medical advice?

      1. Better yet there is no Delta variant in El Paso. But the leftist media claims over 80% of the new cases in the U.S. are from Delta variant.

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