A COVID-19 Vaccination Quandary: Israel’s Infection Rates Continue to Shoot Up Despite Mass Inoculation

A COVID-19 Vaccination Quandary: Israel’s Infection Rates Continue to Shoot Up Despite Mass Inoculation

COVID-19 data in Israel continues to confound the logic of one of the most heavily vaccinated countries, as it has one of the world’s highest infection rates. With CNN data, TrialSite reveals that Israel’s infection rate per 100,000 persons equals 12,116. When removing small countries and territories under 1 million persons, Israel has the 5th highest infection rate in the entire world. With a nationwide vaccine program that led key high-risk age groups to near-universal vaccination, this wasn’t supposed to happen and should be a wake-up call for health authorities around the world to at least learn more about why this could be the case.

Is a vaccine-centric strategy, the effort to eradicate the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen via mass vaccination, working? While clearly the vaccines reduce the severity at least most of the time thus far, that doesn’t address the bid to eliminate transmission nor waning levels of vaccine effectiveness after month four or five. To date, only 1.8% of people in low-income nations have received even one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from Our World in Data.

This is a very serious matter. With wide-reaching vaccine mandates and passports ...

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