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Covid-19: Israel fears fifth corona wave

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Israel was the first country in the world to start a booster campaign at the end of July. The fourth corona wave was considered to have been overcome. But the number of new infections is increasing again.

According to the national Corona Commissioner Salmans Sarka, Israel is at the beginning of a new wave of infections.

From the point of view of the experts, the recent increase in the number of new infections comes “too early and too quickly,” the radio reported. In September, Israel was at the height of the pandemic to date, with more than 11,000 new cases a day. With the help of booster vaccinations, it was possible to reduce the number of infections to an average of 400 per day. The fourth corona wave was considered to have been overcome.

Most recently, however, the Ministry of Health recorded a slight increase in the number of cases and the R-value, which reflects the infection rate. Experts explain this, according to the report, among other things with the falling immunity of more than a million Israelis who received their second vaccination dose more than six months ago.

At the end of July, Israel was the first country in the world to start a booster campaign with the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer. Five months after the second vaccination, Israelis can get a booster vaccination. This week vaccination of children between the ages of five and eleven also began. Of 9.4 million Israeli citizens, around 43 percent are now triple vaccinated. Almost two thirds received at least two syringes.

Source From: Stern

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