Vaccines For Data: Israel’s Pfizer Deal Drives Quick Rollout — And Privacy Worries

Israelis receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from medical professionals at a vaccination center set up on a mall parking lot in Givataim, Israel, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus, on Jan. 20.

Israel paid a premium, locked in an early supply of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and agreed to share data from Israel’s centralized trove of medical statistics. Privacy advocates have some misgivings.

(Image credit: Oded Balilty/AP)

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