MembersThe Politics of Our Pandemic Problems

Experts tell Israel Today that politicians sowed fear without reason, doing more damage than COVID itself

By David Lazarus | | Topics: Coronavirus, Vaccine
Politicians handled the pandemic poorly
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“Israel Lowest Mortality Rates, Smallest Percentage of Critically Ill, First to Vaccinate the Entire Population.”

We’ve all read the headlines, so why is Israel in its third national lockdown? What went wrong and why are we still sitting at home waiting for answers?

We asked two Israeli experts and were surprised by what they had to say.

Professor Nadav Davidovitch has been working in the field of pandemics for over 20 years and is actively involved in developing Israel’s and the international community’s regulations for dealing with COVID-19.

“When I first heard about COVID-19, I began gathering facts from the CDC, World Health Organization and our own databases here in Israel, and with my colleges presented plans on how to deal with the pandemic,” he told Israel Today.

“At the time there were tensions between Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz and the ‘Blue and White’ party,” Prof. Davidovitch recalled. “Suddenly, decisions were being made to shut down the entire country, decisions that had not come from medical or public health...

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