Living with COVID-19: Israel changes strategy as Delta variant hits – Reuters

Israels Health Ministry promotes more of a push for stemming infections, Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health at Israels Health Ministry, told Kan Radio on Sunday.”I am very much in favour of Israels approach,” stated Nadav Davidovitch, director of the school of public health at Israels Ben Gurion University, describing it as a “golden course” between Britains easing of nations and constraints such as Australia that take a harder line.THE VIRUS WONT STOPIsraels last lockdown was implemented in December, about a week after the start of what has been one of the worlds fastest vaccination programmes.New daily COVID-19 infections are running at about 450. On Sunday, the federal government started offering a 3rd shot to individuals with a jeopardized immune system.Ran Balicer, chair of the federal governments expert panel on COVID-19, said Israel had on average had about five serious cases of the virus and one death per day in the last week, after two weeks of absolutely no deaths associated to COVID-19. It is using approval just to people with weak immune systems on a case-by-case basis.Authorities are also thinking about allowing children under 12 to take the vaccine on a case-by-case basis if they suffer from health conditions that put them at high threat of major complications if they were to capture the virus.Only “a couple of hundred” of the 5.5 million people who have actually been immunized in Israel have later been contaminated with COVID-19, Ash said.Before the Delta variation got here, Israel had actually estimated 75% of the population would need to be immunized to reach “herd immunity” – the level at which enough of a population are inoculated to be able to efficiently stop an illness spreading.

Israels Health Ministry promotes more of a push for stemming infections, Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health at Israels Health Ministry, told Kan Radio on Sunday.”I am very much in favour of Israels approach,” stated Nadav Davidovitch, director of the school of public health at Israels Ben Gurion University, describing it as a “golden course” in between Britains easing of countries and constraints such as Australia that take a tougher line.THE VIRUS WONT STOPIsraels last lockdown was implemented in December, about a week after the start of what has been one of the worlds fastest vaccination programmes.New daily COVID-19 infections are running at about 450. It is providing approval only to people with weak immune systems on a case-by-case basis.Authorities are also thinking about permitting kids under 12 to take the vaccine on a case-by-case basis if they suffer from health conditions that put them at high threat of severe problems if they were to catch the virus.Only “a couple of hundred” of the 5.5 million people who have been immunized in Israel have actually later on been infected with COVID-19, Ash said.Before the Delta variant got here, Israel had actually approximated 75% of the population would need to be immunized to reach “herd immunity” – the level at which enough of a population are immunized to be able to efficiently stop an illness spreading.

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