The Director of the Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem says the Covid-19 vaccine’s “effectiveness is waning.”
- Dr. Kobi Haviv—Director of the Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel—appeared on Israel’s News 13.
- He told an anchor that “the effectiveness of the [coronavirus] vaccine is really fading.”
- “Most of the population is vaccinated,” said Dr. Haviv, and “85–90% of the hospitalizations are fully vaccinted people.”
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- Dr. Haviv’s remarks come as the Israeli ministry figures confirmed 3,843 coronavirus cases on Thursday alone, even though “over 5.8 million have received at least one vaccine dose,” as reported by The Times of Israel.
- This was the “fourth day in a row that new cases have passed 3,000.”
- CNN calls the “new wave of infections” in Israel a “spike.”
- Amid the “continued rise in cases,” notes the Times of Israel, Israel’s ministers have “approved significantly expanding restrictions on gatherings under the Green Pass system.”
- However, over 60% of Israel’s population have received the Covid-19 gene-based vaccine.
- About 5.8 million out of Israel’s 9.3 million citizenry have received at least one vaccine dose.
- The Johns Hopkins online Coronavirus Resource Center indicates that Israel has an “Above World Average” vaccination rate, ranking 16th out of 162 world nations on the list.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also lists Israel as having a “High” travel risk in their “Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19” chart, depite Israel’s high vaccination rate.
Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith.