Israel now has the highest current case rate in the entire world. Also, Israel was also the first country to vaccinate the majority of its population and the first country to vaccinate 80% of adults. Israel has also seen vaccination rates stagnate at ~60% of persons / ~80% of adults. This is likely the maximum uptake possible in any large nation. It wasn’t enough to prevent record infections and rising mortality.
Israel has now administered booster doses to 25% of the population; their vaccine passport will no longer consider as vaccinated anyone who has let six months pass since their last injection. This is not the behavior of a nation that has confidence in continuing efficacy.
Latest – Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, registered close to 11,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday, the Health Ministry reported today, marking a new record since the start of the pandemic (JPost). Israel now leads the world in the seven-day rolling average of new daily COVID19 cases per capita, overtaking Montenegro and Georgia, according to the Oxford University-based Our World in Data.
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