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The COVID-19 vaccine has killed more people in Israel than the virus itself.

Although some people have died after taking the vaccine, no deaths have been directly attributed to a COVID-19 jab.

Although some people have died after taking the vaccine, no deaths have been directly attributed to a COVID-19 jab. An article in 'The Defender' claims that the Pfizer vaccine has killed around 40 times more elderly than the virus itself would have. The article attributed its claims to a re-analysis of data from the Israeli Health Ministry where it concluded that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine killed “about 40 times more (elderly) people than the disease itself would have killed” during a recent five-week vaccination period, and 260 times more younger people than would have died from the virus. However, this claim is false. The hyperlink to the study in the article takes one to a website where it says "account suspended."

Furthermore, The Defender is Children’s Health Defense’s news and views website, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the chairman and chief legal counsel for Children’s Health Defense. Kennedy Jr. is a known anti-vaccine advocate, conspiracy theorist, author, and environmental lawyer. Children's Health Defense is an anti-vaccine advocacy group, which spreads misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19.

On the other hand, on February 26, the scientific journal Nature published an article stating according to an analysis of one million people in Israel, the Pfizer vaccine is highly effective at preventing severe COVID-19. It further states that rhe researchers found that, at 7 days or more after the second shot, Pfizer’s vaccine was 94% effective at preventing COVID-19 and 92% effective against severe disease.

Although some people have died after taking the vaccine, which has made people question whether the vaccines have led to deaths, none have been directly attributed to a COVID-19 jab. The current vaccines are safe, and many experts believe that the risk of severe reaction to a COVID-19 jab is outweighed by the protection it offers against the deadly coronavirus.

Many people who have been vaccinated so far are people older than 60 years of age and have pre-existing conditions. It's important to note that some people might pass away a few days after the vaccine is administered to at-risk populations. However, unless the cause of the death is determined, it is dangerous to assume that the person died because of the vaccination. The death also could have occurred due to natural causes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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