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While Israel Is Still Far From COVID Herd Immunity, the Army Is About to Make History

The IDF is expected to become the first organization in the world to reach 85 percent fully vaccinated or recovered. Meanwhile, Israel faces the great Purim test

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By the end of the week, more than half of Israelis will have been inoculated with at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. A full 36 percent have already received both doses. Some 72 percent of the over-16 population have been vaccinated or soon will be.

About 90 percent of the over-50s, the main risk group, have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. The inoculation rate remains high at about 140,000 a day on average. The bad example of the vaccination resisters and the spreaders of fake news has largely been marginalized.