Israel's COVID Dashboard Crashes. We've Entered a New Phase

Israelis are weaning themselves off the daily COVID numbers at a symbolic time when the trend is pointing in one direction: Up

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel

This week I finally kicked the dashboard habit. Under the heavy burden of COVID tests and confirmed cases, the Health Ministry’s computerized system collapsed and ceased to provide detailed updates on the country's pandemic statistics two or three times a day. Like many other Israelis, I had become accustomed to checking the daily trends: how many seriously ill, how many people vaccinated, where is the pandemic headed?

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