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Israel's Great Success Over COVID – and the Weakness the Virus Exposed

Until the vaccines arrived, mismanagement and flawed planning dominated Israel's conduct ■ An unceremonious Independence Day ceremony

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
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The calculations published this week by Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute based on Health Ministry data are nothing short of amazing. Since the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in Israel in mid-January, the daily number of patients diagnosed with the virus has declined by 98 percent and the number of serious COVID-19 patients has dropped by 93 percent. In addition, 87 percent fewer Israelis are dying of the disease, and 85 percent of those 16 or older have been vaccinated.

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