Officials in Israel’s Health Ministry have recently considered the option of mass-infection reports Mako. This model was never before considered until the Omicron variant was discovered which allegedly infects at a faster rate than its predecessors. The idea is that the rate of vaccination and herd immunity doesn’t allow Israel any other model to overcome the virus.
The ministry said on Tuesday that eight people are hospitalized with Omicron. One 84-year-old lady who is suspected of dying from Omicron was vaccinated three times including the booster.
According to the most recent data, the number of Israelis infected with Omicron rose to 1,741. Among the cases, 1,004 were recently abroad. Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has attempted to implement a new isolation policy for Israelis returning from abroad from ‘orange’ states which were designed to mitigate the duration of isolation for those who are vaccinated.
In October, Head of Public Health Services Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis said that the Jewish State was close to reaching herd immunity.
“When we looked at the third wave, we left it behind although a third of our population – mostly children – were not vaccinated,” she explained. “At the time we did not know it, but in retrospect, our numbers were down because there were enough vaccinated people to get to herd immunity. This protected the children.”
But once the Delta variant was discovered, everything changed.