Experts Say COVID Vaccine Will Not Bring Israel Back to Normal Anytime Soon. So, What's Next?

Vaccines can achieve herd immunity and a gradual waning of the disease, but in the case of the coronavirus, vaccination won’t be able to immediately stop the virus

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A man plays cello in front of a shuttered store in Jerusalem, in December 2020.
A man plays cello in front of a shuttered store in Jerusalem, in December 2020.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

More than a year into the global coronavirus crisis, people are wondering just what it will take to bring back the life we once knew. The usual answer is a vaccine. Scientists did, in fact, develop them in the space of a few months, and Israel has the highest rate of inoculation in the world. But we now know that vaccination alone won’t end the pandemic anytime soon.

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