Will Israel Be Prepared for A 2nd Wave Of COVID-19?


Prof. Eli Waxman, chairman of the committee advising the federal government on the pandemic, believes Israel will not be able to deal with a second coronavirus wave.

His motive for concern is primarily the dearth of a mechanism for epidemiological testing and for figuring out contacts with carriers of the virus. “There aren’t any vital instruments that ought to permit us to soundly handle the epidemic and forestall new outbreaks,” he informed Kan Guess radio.

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In the meantime, Minister of Intelligence Eli Cohen is warning Israel to brace for a second wave of coronavirus infections and sporadic outbreaks as properly, reviews Yediot Aharonot.

“Preparation for a second wave of coronavirus, or for localized outbreaks, is inevitable till a vaccine is discovered,” Cohen mentioned as quoted by the Hebrew paper. “Making ready in one of the best ways attainable and implementing suggestions will be sure that we reduce the financial harm to the market and guarantee our means to handle a routine within the shadow of coronavirus,” he mentioned.

Even when a vaccine is discovered quickly, it might not be administered to everybody till the center or finish of 2022, he added.

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