For the moment, at least, the spread of the coronavirus in Israel is a little less serious than the heads of the health system tend to depict it. The insistence on focusing on the R factor is misleading to some degree. With a very large percentage of the leading risk group already vaccinated, the R factor, which examines how many carriers were located in Israel compared to the previous week, is less relevant. In practice, a few more carriers were identified, but that’s also the result of more tests. A more important data point is the rate of positive results from all those tested, and it has been decreasing steadily for almost a month – this week it was about 5 percent.