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Israel's COVID Rhetoric Turns Grim, Reflecting Real Trouble

Delta variant smashed all of Israel's working assumptions, but talk of a fourth lockdown ignores its many negative ramifications

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The Israeli government this week sharply changed its tone, and apparently also its policy, in regard to the spread of the coronavirus.

The moderate measures, which also were adopted late, were replaced by warnings about a fourth wave, horror scenarios of thousands of seriously ill and talk of a definite lockdown during the Jewish religious festivals in September – a lockdown that would last for six to eight weeks.

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