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Science Lab


In the first year of the The Berkowitz Living Laboratory Collaboration, scientists have published landmark research on the effectiveness and safety of coronavirus vaccinations in real world settings. This research has been widely covered in the media and has been used by governments and health authorities to directly inform policy and improve pandemic response:

Collaboration Launch:

Toward better medicine, Harvard Gazette

Gift to HMS, Clalit Institute launches precision medicine initiative, Philanthropy News Digest

Israel’s First Precision Medicine Clinic, Precision Medicine Institute

Harvard launches precision medicine program with Israeli innovation center, Becker's Health IT

HMS, Clalit Collaboration Seeks to Improve Precision Medicine, Health IT Analytics


The Pfizer vaccine’s initial success holds up in wider use, a study finds, The New York Times

Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is Equally Effective for Young and Old, Israeli Study Finds, The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works well in big 'real world' test, NBC News

Vaccines work in the real world, new data shows, CNN 

COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Here’s the Real-World Proof, Time Magazine

Pfizer vaccine's second dose boosts protection dramatically, The Telegraph

Pfizer-BioNTech Shot Could Help End Pandemic, Israel Study Shows, Bloomberg


Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds, The New York Times

Covid vaccine much safer than catching the virus, study in Israel finds, CNN

Heart inflammation risk boosted slightly by vaccine, more by COVID-19 -study, Reuters

Vaccinated Teens 90% Less Likely To Contract Delta Variant In First Few Weeks After Second Dose, Study Finds, Forbes

Pfizer vaccine very effective against Delta variant in adolescents in Israel - study, Reuters


Pfizer Jab Effective Against Delta Variant in Teens, Study Finds, Bloomberg

The case for Covid boosters just got stronger, CNN

Israeli data supports use of Pfizer booster, Reuters

Dr. Fauci Just Urged Vaccinated People Not to Do This, Yahoo News

A cocoon of vaccination provides 'substantial' protection for unvaccinated kids, studies find, CNN

Covid-19: Booster mRNA Vax Dosing Shows Clear Benefits in Israeli Cohort, Physician's Weekly

Booster vaccine dose effective in reducing severe covid-19-related outcomes: Lancet study, Mint

COVID more likely to cause serious side effects than vaccine, Jerusalem Post

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