According to Ran Balitzer, head of Israel’s infectious disease committee, about half of adults infected with the Covid-19 Delta strain have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer.
According to the Wall Street Journal, preliminary data from Israeli health officials in the country show that about 90% of new infections are associated with Delta mutation… According to him, children under the age of 16, most of whom have not been vaccinated, make up about half of those infected.
This week, the Israeli government extended vaccinations to children between the ages of 12 and 15, following a sharp rise in infections among university students located in the center of the capital.
The number of new infections rose to more than 200 on Thursday, up from about 10 per day that were recorded for most of June. This has led the government to reintroduce measures for mandatory use of masks indoors and for vaccinated persons, as well as other restrictions (mind you, which were canceled just 10 days ago!)
As a reminder, Israel is one of the countries with the fastest vaccination campaigns in the world. More than 80% of the country’s adult population has been vaccinated with both doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
Israeli health officials said the highly contagious new mutation entered the country through an international airport near Tel Aviv, where an on-arrival check-in system was set up. However, the recent increase in the number of passengers arriving in the country has overloaded the system.
On Wednesday, the government decided to postpone the decision to allow foreign tourists into the country from July 1 to August 1 and reintroduced a mandatory mask wearing measure at airports.
Recall, in Greece, on Crete, 19 cases of infection with the Delta strain were recorded. And local experts are shouting, trying to convey information to citizens: “Delta strain infection can cost the life of the unvaccinated! “