Israel’s ‘vax, don’t lock down’ policy was working. Then along came Delta
Now vaccine poster-boy nation is giving jabs to kids and tightening borders as world watches to see what happens next
01 July 2021 - 20:10
In his inaugural speech to the Israeli parliament, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addressed an impressively detailed list of the challenges his ruling coalition faces. Only one issue went unmentioned: the fight against Covid-19. As far as the prime minister and public were concerned, the pandemic was over, the virus vanquished by Israel’s world-leading vaccination campaign...