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Are healthcare workers more likely to get Covid-19 at home?

A team of researchers from Israel has found evidence that suggests healthcare workers are more likely to become infected with COVID-19 at home than at work. 

The study involved surveying all of the employees at Hadassah Medical Centre back in March, before the delta variant arrived.

At that time 5312 medical centre employees had received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, while 690 had not.

The researchers found that 15 of the vaccinated employees had been infected after exposure to an infected person in their home, while 12 had become infected at work.

They found also that eight of the infected vaccinated employees worked in a department where patients were being treated for COVID-19, thoughonly two of those infections could be tied to their workplace. The researchers also found that 69 of the unvaccinated workers were infected.

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