Top Israeli Immunologist from Bar Ilan University: Israel Doesn’t Need Lockdowns nor Endless Jabs—Be Mindful of the R-Value

Top Israeli Immunologist from Bar Ilan University: Israel Doesn’t Need Lockdowns nor Endless Jabs—Be Mindful of the R-Value

Can Israel still rein in the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in time before their mounting problems need “a lake-full of water instead of a bucket to put out the fire,” according to a leading immunologist in that nation? One of the most vaccinated countries in the world, this story comes to the world thanks to Nathan Jeffay writing for The Times of Israel. Professor Cyrille Cohen, a leading expert on these matters working out of Bar Ilan University, shared with Jeffay, “The numbers of infections are not going down, so we will eventually have a few hundred people in critical care if we don’t stop the spread.” The trajectory is real as reported by TrialSite, but Dr. Cohen declares this trend “can be stopped.”

The Situation

As TrialSite reported yesterday, data out of Israel indicate growing signals of concern involving the vaccines and the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus. The Times of Israel reports today the nation of just over 9 million people reported 855 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection on Thursday with the active number of COVID-19 cases hitting 5,800. This is the highest Israel has experienced since April. Although not a big number ...

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