Despite being the most heavily vaccinated country in the world, Israel has just imposed new restrictions on its population, and the body responsible for generating its COVID policies just admitted that a lockdown in September is no longer a remote possibility.
Israel’s coronavirus cabinet announced Tuesday night that starting Aug. 20, the country will revive its full green pass system. Starting Sunday, masks will be mandatory in all indoor and outdoor gatherings and even fully vaccinated parents responsible for caring for a child in quarantine will be demanded to isolate as well (for children 12 and under). …
“The Delta epidemic is extremely contagious, and is spreading all over the world,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. “Avoid crowds, and get vaccinated — now. Otherwise, there will be no choice but to impose more severe restrictions, including a lockdown.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz added: “We need to prepare the public and public opinion for a lockdown in September, which is a month in which the economic damage will be less, and accelerate the immunization effort to try to prevent it.”
This first generation of vaccines is not the answer.
hat-tip Stephen Neil