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Haaretz Cartoon

Haaretz Editorial

After the delta variant, which was at the center of Israel’s fourth COVID-19 wave, this weekend we learned a new, sinister name – omicron. This variant of the coronavirus was first identified in laboratories in South Africa and has since been detected in Israel and other Western countries. In response the government, as in other countries, moved to restrict air travel from South Africa and neighboring states in order to help prevent the spread of the virus. Additional measures are being considered. The new variant contains dozens of mutations, so it is not yet clear how effective the leading v

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