Israel’s massive vaccine drive is not particularly vulnerable with new cases

For the first time since the epidemic began, Israel now says more than a quarter of its most serious covid-19 cases are in patients under the age of 60, where hospitalization is required.

The Israeli Ministry of Health is blaming the newly discovered strain for the first time in the United Kingdom last month.

Associate Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health Dr. Itamar Gertto explained: “This is because the new types in the UK are more contagious, mainly among young people and children.”

News that Israeli hospitals now have a registered amount of serious covid cases has arrived in Israeli hospitals within 24 hours of the start of the “second dose” drive. Yesterday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first to receive a second shot.

Israel has been praised by the global health community for moving so fast for vaccinations. So far, out of a population of about 20 million, about 20 million Israelis have taken the first shot. Israel has a very centralized health system, where everyone must register on a digital system – making it much easier for the Ministry of Health to organize a nationwide vaccine drive.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a second dose of coronavirus (COVID-19) on January 9, 2021 at the Sheba Medical Center in the coastal city of Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv.

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Despite success on the vaccine front, Israel is currently in its third nationwide lockdown due to the spread of the virus. Without allaying concerns about the growing percentage of young people hospitalized with serious infections, Grutto, an epidemiologist, points out that about 70% of Israelis over the age of 60 now have their first immune system.

CNBC contributor and former head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been searching for epidemics in Israel and Europe since they began a year ago, and using them as a possible model for what could happen in the United States, involving a relatively newly discovered UK currency.

“If we can deploy the vaccine, we’ll probably be able to get rid of it,” Gottlieb said, referring to the more dangerous, rapidly spreading strain.

They think that the U.S. The most recent and worrying spike in the cases is related to more holiday travel and gatherings, “but the main thing is that we do not have a good enough system to know with certainty.” Gottlieb said.

He said that in the UK type only U.S. Only 0.2% of cases. Gottlieb also warned that U.S. health officials are still keeping a close eye on the growing dangerous stress that has wreaked havoc on South Africa’s overcrowded health system.