Israel was the first country in the world to administer the third dose of the anti Covid vaccine since last August. Today from Tel Aviv comes data showing that with three doses of the vaccine you are protected from variante Omicron. “The situation – explained the Israeli health minister Nitzan Horowitz. quoted by Times of Israel – is under scrutiny and there is no reason to panic. We expected a new variant and we are ready. In the coming days we will have more precise information on the effectiveness of the vaccine but the first indications show that those who have a booster are most likely protected against this variant ”. In Israel, Biontech-Pfizer was used exclusively.
In Israel, four people are infected with the variant detected for the first time in South Africa, 34 suspected cases. Two Israeli doctors were infected, one of them returning from London where he attended a conference last week and who probably infected his colleague. The white coats work at Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv have had three doses of the vaccine and for now they show mild symptoms of the infection.
Since last Sunday, and for 14 days, the country has closed its borders to foreigners with the aim of preventing the entry of the variant and the premier Nafatali Bennett spoke about the emergency with his counterparts from Austria e Czech Republic. Meanwhile, the government cabinet has approved the launch of the law authorizing the Shin Bet (Internal Security Service) to trace the phones of the full-blown omicron variant cases. The pandemic data released by the ministry of health show that in the last 24 hours there have been 636 new infections compared to 101,000 tests with an infection rate of 0.63% and 117 seriously ill people.
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