The expert health panel advising Israel’s government believes that another COVID wave is on the horizon in light of waning vaccine effectiveness, and that the children’s vaccination drive would not be enough by itself to halt the pandemic.
This comes amid the launch of Israel’s vaccine drive for children aged five to 11 on Tuesday, and an accelerating infection rate, ending a ten-week standstill of coronavirus’ spread in the country. …
Prof. Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute made a presentation on Tuesday in front of the coronavirus cabinet in which he argued that the level of immunity has fallen since November, and that this is reflected by the rise in the number of new confirmed cases.
According to Segal, the reasons for the rise in the R number — the average number of people each coronavirus carrier infects — include the slackened enforcement of restrictions, an increase in infection among children and a fall in immunity among the general public. …
A third of the population remains unprotected. This refers to 670,000 unvaccinated Israelis, more than a million people who haven’t received the booster, and children under 12.
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Note to WA government: You want to go from covid-free to this? Couldn’t we keep the borders closed and quarantine in place a little longer, perhaps until you learn about anti-virals?
Even 100% vaccination rate won’t get you to herd immunity. Even if it briefly did, these vaccines wane, and visitors and animals will constantly reinfect the population.