In an article in the Israeli daily HaAretz, the health panel advising Israel’s government “believes another covid wave is on the horizon in light of waning vaccine effectiveness.” The article goes on to claim that even though a vaccine drive for children between five and eleven is beginning, this will not slow a new onslaught of COVID-19. TrialSite is monitoring multiple health centers in Israel to determine the effectiveness of this last mass booster program. New cases shot up—nearly doubled on Monday, November 22. If this trend continues, serious questions about mass vaccination must be immediately raised.
Israel experienced high levels of breakthrough infections which led to the nationwide booster program by late summer. By October reports of success were ubiquitous in mainstream media. By mid-October the New York Times reported fully vaccinated in Israel would include three jabs. German media DW highlighted just a couple of weeks ago that the booster program paid off. Kids were the last frontier.
In the meantime, in the Palestinian Territories cases continued to be low with low full vaccination rate of about 28%. Why have the case infection rate been so much...
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