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When It Comes to COVID, Israel Is Now Divided Into Two Countries

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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On the coronavirus map, Israel is currently divided into two countries: the ultra-Orthodox population, and all the rest. The national rate of positive results from all coronavirus tests has been declining for more than a week, from 15 percent at its peak to 9 percent on Wednesday. When the Haredim are removed from the calculation, the figure goes down to 7 percent. The phrase “not counting the Haredim” is one we’ll probably be hearing frequently in media discussions of the coronavirus figures in the coming weeks.

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