Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Have Said No to the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why Are They Waiting?

A return to almost-normalcy relies on the vast majority of Israelis over age 50 getting vaccinated for COVID-19, but it isn't happening. New studies explain who isn't getting the shot, and why

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Israel has now faced a year of chaotic pandemic management, three lockdowns – the last of which is still not over – the British virus variant that reshuffled the cards and an out-of-control growth in the number of COVID-19 diagnoses and serious cases. It is clearer than ever that the solution to putting an end to the coronavirus crisis lies in the vaccine, even if it does not happen the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning, before the Passover holiday and in time for the next election.